83 Ratings
Chateau Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classe de Graves

Wine Description

(1995 Vintage) is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot defined by its combination of power and finesse. It is full-bodied, fruity and slightly oaky indeed subtly charred (toasted) as we have come to appreciate in the wines from this terroir.

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    Great wine. This didn't impress with the first glass but really filled out nicely by glass two. Tasting notes included black fruit, cedar, some charcoal and earth. The fruit was sweet but not overly so. The tannins were pretty drying at this stage but that didn't detract from my enjoyment of the wine. This wine was all about balance and complementing a meal. Reminds me how good Bordeaux can be without being ridiculously expensive. Highly recommended. (2950 views)

    over 6 years
Expert Reviews
  • Robert Parker
    "Surprisingly reminiscent of a Burgundy grand cru such as Corton, this 2005 Pessac-Leognan offers a dark ruby hue as well as beautifully sweet, leafy, black cherry, and smoky aromas intermixed with hints of oak and earth. Not a blockbuster, it is a wine of finesse, delicacy, and purity with lovely balance, good acidity, ripe tannin, and a sweetness that permeates the flavors as well as the tannic structure. It should be drinkable at a relatively young age. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025."