Château Carbonnieux est, à la fois, l'un des plus anciens, mais aussi l'un des plus vastes crus classés des Graves.
Fresh and open, with a lime pith note giving the mix of verbena, melon rind and tarragon flavors good cut.—J.M.
Clever use of extremely subtle oak that gives structure and body without being intrusive. This doesn't have the mineral directness and depth of, say 2011 or 2014, but it is a very good wine that will bring lots of pleasure. It majors on white flowers, touches of honeysuckle and white pepper spicing. Christophe Ollivier has taken the baton from Denis Dubourdieu who consulted here for 28 years.
92 Wine Spectator