At first nose, citrus and exotic fruit exhale. After stirring a slight vanilla aroma mingles with notes of Semillon, white peach, hazelnut and dry apricot. The attack on the palate is smooth and round. A harmonious balance of sweetness and acidity brings volume in mid palate. The finish is long, delectable and complex.
At the end of April 2017, an exceptional temperature drop caused damage in all the vineyards of France. Château Carbonnieux has not been spared by this frost episode despite its exposure on the top of a fine hillock. Mainly affected in the clay-limestone areas, the resulting yields are low but fortunately of very fine quality.
Ageing : 10 months in barrels and wooden casks (25% new oak)
Blending : 60% Sauvignon, 40% Semillon