"This is a strong vintage for Bordeaux's dry white wines, probably as good or better than 2005. Crisp acidity combined with outstanding concentration and the fact that most of the white grapes were harvested before the rains began in mid-September resulted in an impressive group of wines." Robert Parker – 93 points
Château Carbonnieux 2006 has a nose that is both mature and very thin. It strikes at once with unusual intensity, followed by a delicate and complex aromatic mouth of white-skinned fruits, accompanied by discreet notes of wood. An inevitable wine of Pessac-Léognan appeal, in the heart of the great Graves terroirs. Accessible since its youth, Château Carbonnieux's white wines have earned a place desired by many thanks to an always-regular quality.
This 2006th Year features a yellowish-green color, white fruit aromas, a present acidity, grilled notes. A well presented Cru Classé, ideal as an aperitif or to accompany grilled fish.
Owner's Name: Antony Perrin
Vineyard area: 42 hectares Geology: Graves
Grape Varieties: 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 38% Semillon, 2% Muscadelle
Average Age of Vineyards: 30 years Creation: in barrel for 18 months
Drinking: From now until 2028 Parker: 93/100
Wine Spectator: 91/100
Production: 200,000 bottles