Carbonnieux 2018 (FUTURES)
“93 – 96. points.
“A dense, dark red, with fig, blackberry and black currant reduction notes forming the core, layered liberally with tar, espresso and loam accents through the muscular finish.” – Wine Spectator
“93 – 95 points.
“The wine already has a delicious side that is both refreshing and tangy. Its tight texture is bright, shining with herbs and crisp fruitiness. It exudes freshness on the finish.” – Wine Enthusiast
“92 – 93 points.
“A pretty wine this year with a savory and earthy undertone to the ripe and juicy fruit. Medium body, round tannins and a juicy finish.” – James Suckling
“91 – 93 points.
“Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Carbonnieux leaps from the glass with vibrant notes of baked blackberries, warm cassis, preserved plum and lavender with touches of Indian spices, forest floor and dried sage. Full-bodied, firm and grainy, the generous fruit has loads of bright, vibrant sparks plus a great line of freshness, finishing mineral tinged..” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate