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Bottle variation, in the same wooden case!!

October 22, 2017

Carbonnieux 2004

Three bottles of the very same wine, from the very same wooden case showed very differently at our tasting … As Parker says “There are no great wines, only great bottles!”.  Interesting fact is that there was a clear corellation between the color and the gustative quality of the wine, the darker the wine, the older it tastes!!

2004 Château Carbonnieux Blanc
Yellow-greenish color… mature nose of yellow and green apple, doesn’t have the lasersharpness of it’s youth, but the “markers” of the Sauvignon blanc are present… taste of yellow and green apple, good acidity and freshness here, good sound bottle, drink-up! (88 pts.)

2004 Château Carbonnieux Blanc
Yellow color… nose of yellow apple, yellow straw in the sun, the typical grany smith nose has dissepeared here… taste of yellow apple, lacking a bit acidity and tension… clearly downhill, should have been consumed at least 5 years ago… old and tired bottle! (85 pts.)

2004 Château Carbonnieux Blanc
Color is golden, orange straw… the nose has a hind of reduced, maderized, clearly some nuts… Taste is flat yellow apples lacking tension… seems a defective bottle! NR (flawed)

 

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