Chateau Carcancieux, Cru Bourgeois Medoc 2009 – Bronze Medal

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Silky, sensuous Cru Bourgeois Medoc with lovely density. Concentrated flavours of rich blackberry, mulberry and black raspberry with delicate notes of black pepper, fragrant pine needles and liquorice. Elegant and age worthy. Beautifully deep, complex and layered.

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc

13.5% abv. 75cl.

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Ch Carcanieux Chateau Carcanieux is an old property that dates back to 1850 when it was known as Chateau Carcanieux les Graves (named ‘Graves’ after its vineyards’ stony gravel terraces on the high plateau of ‘Terres Hautes de Carcanieux’). Located in the ancient Gallo-Roman village of Queyrac, Carcanieux has been noted for the quality of its wines since 1868.

In 2007 Carcanieux’s potential was spotted by the Taillan Group, owned by the dynastic wine making families of Merlaut and Villiers. With several prestigious Grand Cru Classe chateaux (2nd Growth Gruaud Larose, 2nd Growth Sauternes Broustet, 3rd Growth Ferriere and 5th Growth Haut Bages Liberal to name a few) in their portfolio, Chateau Carcanieux was added to their ‘Vignobles de Terroirs’ collection. These are their flagship properties that display the very best qualities of each appellation represented and benefit from the Taillan Group’s ‘know how’ and expertise.

Being a Cru Bourgeois, Carcanieux sits above the rank of Bordeaux Superieur and just below that of a Grand Cru Classe. The Cru Bourgeois classification dates back to the 1860s and is given as a mark of quality. Today the rank of Cru Bourgeois offers some seriously good wines.

Ch Carcanieux Cru BourgeoisThe great 2009 vintage was an excellent year for Bordeaux and this well balanced Carcanieux is superb with food. It is ideal with peppered steak, rib of beef or rack of lamb. Brilliant with dark game meats it will pair well with pigeon, duck, venison, game pie and wild boar. Carcanieux is also good with casseroles, dishes with rich red wine sauces and mature cheddar cheese.

Learn more about Cru Bourgeois on Nicks Blog:  The Crus Bourgeois – Bordeaux with a clear cut pedigree

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1 review for Chateau Carcancieux, Cru Bourgeois Medoc 2009 – Bronze Medal

  1. 5 out of 5

    Just received our case of 12 and couldn’t wait to try it. This is fantastic value for money and the wine is superb. I don’t think we will be able to keep our bottles for Christmas as my other half keeps on opening them so can we have another case please?

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