Very good with levels at very top/top shoulder and good, clean capsules. Some nicks to the labels, though all details are clearly legible.
AboutThis Grand Cru Classe Graves was established in the 13th Century by Benedictine monks. Graves was not included in the 1855 classification of Bordeaux wines though was awarded its own classification in 1953 and includes great names such as Chateau Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion. Both the red and white wines from Chateau Carbonnieux are classified as 'Grand Cru', though in reality, this is fairly meaningless. What counts is the drink in the bottle!
Purchased in 1956 by Marc Perrin, the winery is now managed by his two sons Eric and Philibert. Today, they still make red and white 'First Wines' though, in common with many of the great names in Bordeaux, they also offer three more affordable 'Second Wines', La Croix de Carbonnieux (red, white and rose). With the estate enjoying some of the best and perfectly suited soils in Bordeaux, they consistently produce excellent red and stunning white wines, with more than half of the last 20 vintages achieving scores of 90 points or more from wine critic, Robert Parker.
We also have in stock a small amount of the fabulous white Chateau Carbonnieux (2001/2003 vintages) and recommend pairing the red with a bottle of white for a really special birthday or anniversary gift.