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Pessac-Leognan

Château Carbonnieux 2013

S$2400 Flacon of 10cl

Château Carbonnieux Red has been one of the great classics of the Bordeaux region for centuries now. Employing both modern and traditional winemaking techniques, the Château prefers a slow and gentle extraction for its red wines in order to preserve their roundness and bring out the unique mineral character of the terroir. In this wine, silky, balanced tannins and forest fruit flavors, like blackcurrant, blackberry and cherry, complement one another perfectly. There is also a hint of toasted notes resulting from a period in barrels of the highest quality French oak. This 2013 vintage (which was a year of excessively low yields) is proving to be among the great Bordeaux classics, displaying fruit, structure and length. In terms of food pairings, you might opt for grilled or roasted meats, casseroles, swordfish, tuna or even cheese.

Flacon of 10cl S$2400
Pessac-Leognan Château Carbonnieux 2013

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Specifications

Vineyard name Château Carbonnieux
Label of origin Pessac-Leognan
Vintage 2013
Grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (58%), Merlot  (36%), Cabernet Franc (3%), Petit Verdot (3%)
Tasting conditions 17C°
Location Bordeaux
Alcohol level 12.5%

Winemakers

Eric et Philibert Perrin

Where history and terroir go hand in hand, it is often the promise of a great wine. From the Hundred Years' War to the Renaissance and the French Revolution, Château Carbonnieux has been defined by France’s historical events. Thanks to the extraordinary capacity of its terroir, Château Carbonnieux was awarded "Grand Crus de Graves" status for its white and its red wines, in the official classifications of 1953 and 1959. Only six chateaux out of Bordeaux’s 9,000 winemaking holdings have Cru Classé status for both their red and white wines. In 1956, the Château's running was taken over by the Perrin family who undertook a major replanting initiative. Today, the estate comprises 170 hectares of land just outside of Bordeaux. The vineyard, which has been there since the 13th century, now has 92 hectares of vines, and today it is the Perrin grandchildren, Eric and Philibert, who manage the Carbonnieux estate.