A good value wine from Pessac-Leognan AOC. 2010 was a great vintage too.
'Intense, with dark, smoldering tobacco and charcoal leading the way, along with densely layered currant preserves, fig paste and blackberry coulis flavors. The finish lets the pure fruit sing, while a violet note waits in reserve. Best from 2014 through 2024.' Wine Spectator 91 pts
'Extremely soft, up-front, classic Pessac-Leognan, the 2010 Carbonnieux possesses plenty of unsmoked cigar tobacco, roasted herbs, lavender, sweet kirsch and black currant fruit and sweet tannin. Seductive, lush and sensual, it is rather Burgundian in its elegant, savory, evolved style. Drink it over the next 15-20 years.' Robert Parker 90 pts, tasted 2013.
'Inky. Ripe dark damson fruit but not in the least overripe. Cassis too. More severe on the palate than I expected. Lovely and dry and already scented on the mid palate. Fragrant and firm, dense but fine tannins. One for the long term.' Jancis Robinson