2015 Château Carbonnieux Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

The nose is expressive and fruity. On the palate, the attack is fresh, then evolves towards a generous tannic structure, characteristic of great wines with aging potential. The blend provides volume and a remarkably long finish.



The growth cycle of the vines has progressed magnificently thanks to almost perfect weather at the right time. The 2015 vintage was sunny and early. The budburst was rather late and very homogeneous, the flowering quick and very homogeneous too. Then a warm and dry month of July was ideal for a good start for the grape bunches. At the beginning of August rain came to replenish the vines and resulted in color changing between 7 and 10 August.

Due to the favorable weather of the year in general and the harvest in particular, grapes of superb quality were harvested by hand. Berries remained small throughout the grape ripening process and resulted in low yields.

Fermenting in temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats. Aging in oak barrels - 15 to 18 months (35-40 % new oak).


Château Carbonnieux is located in Léognan in the heart of Pessac-Léognan AOC (Protected Designation of Origin) which was created in 1987. This designation comes from the Graves region and includes the 10 municipalities of the first south-west belt of the city of Bordeaux (Pessac, Léognan, Cadaujac, Canéjan, Gradignan, Martillac, Mérignac, Saint-Médard-d’Eyrans, Talence and Villenave-d’Ornon). It covers approximately 1,600 hectares (80% red grape, 20% white grape varieties) and encompasses 70 wine producing châteaux including 14 “Crus Classés” (Classified Growths).


Grape(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Farming Traditional