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Pessac-Leognan (Graves) rouge, Chateau Carbonnieux 2005


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A tightly-knit, tannic Carbonnieux that has the potential to be very long-lived. If you love classic claret, you'll absolutely love this!

"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." 91/100 Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate