Chateau Carbonnieux Pessac Leognan 2014
WA92: The 2014 Carbonnieux Rouge has a delightful, clean and pure bouquet with gravel and sous-bois scents neatly interwoven into the blackberry fruit. It feels quite understated, but it gains intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a keen line of acidity that lends this impressive tension and vibrancy. There is not enormous length here, but the sorbet-like freshness wins you over. Keep in the cellar for 2-3 more years and then enjoy over the next 15-18 years.
VM91: The 2014 Carbonnieux offers good depth and complexity. Succulent red cherry, smoke, tobacco, licorice, mint and dried flowers create a savory/floral profile. The tannins are a bit rustic but the wine is coming along nicely.