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Château Carbonneau Sequoia Magnum 2020

Château Carbonneau Sequoia Magnum 2020

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Château Carbonneau Sequoia Magnum 2020: A Detailed Tasting Experience

Uncork a taste of Bordeaux with the Chateau Carbonneau Sequoia Magnum 2020. This impressive magnum presents a captivating red blend from the Côtes de Bordeaux appellation. Crafted by the Franc de Ferrière family, this wine showcases their dedication to meticulous viticulture and traditional winemaking techniques.

In the Glass:

The Chateau Carbonneau Sequoia 2020 Magnum greets you with a deep, alluring garnet colour. As you swirl the wine, admire the rich density and elegant viscosity that clings to the glass.

On the Nose:

The first aromas are an intriguing interplay of red and black fruit. Ripe black cherry and plum mingle with cassis and a hint of blackberry. These are complemented by subtle notes of spice, such as clove and black pepper, hinting at the wine's complexity. As the wine opens up further, delicate floral hints of violets and a touch of earthiness emerge, adding another layer to the bouquet.

On the Palate:

The first sip reveals a wine that is both powerful and balanced. The dominant presence of Merlot (62%) is evident in the smooth, fleshy texture and approachable tannins. Cabernet Franc (25%) adds a touch of structure and savoury character, while Cabernet Sauvignon (13%) brings depth and elegance to the blend. The 14.5% alcohol content is well-integrated, providing a pleasant warmth without overwhelming the palate.

A wave of black fruit flavours unfolds on the tongue, mirroring the aromas. Blackberry, blackcurrant, and damson are complemented by hints of plum and redcurrant. The oak ageing (11 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels) contributes subtle notes of vanilla and spice, which seamlessly blend with the fruit character. The finish is long and lingering, leaving a pleasant impression of ripe fruit and lingering spice.

Serving Suggestions:

The Chateau Carbonneau Sequoia Magnum 2020 is a versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of dishes. Here are some suggested food matches to elevate your dining experience:

  • Red Meat: This wine is a perfect companion to grilled steaks, roast lamb, or beef stews. The robust tannins can stand up to the richness of the meat, while the fruit flavours complement the savoury notes.
  • Game: The earthy character of the wine makes it a great match for game dishes such as venison or wild boar. The fruit flavours will cut through the richness of the meat, creating a harmonious balance.
  • Hard Cheeses: Aged cheddar, Gruyère, or Comté cheeses pair beautifully with the Chateau Carbonneau Sequoia. The tannins in the wine will help to cleanse the palate after each bite of cheese.
  • Hearty Vegetarian Dishes: Don't limit this wine to meat-based meals! Rich and flavourful vegetarian dishes such as portobello mushroom burgers, lentil stews, or roasted vegetables with balsamic glaze can also be a great match.

Serving Temperature:

For optimal enjoyment, serve the Chateau Carbonneau Sequoia Magnum 2020 at a slightly cool temperature, ideally between 15-18°C. This will allow the full range of aromas and flavours to develop.

The Magnum Advantage:

The magnum format (1.5L) offers several advantages over a standard 750ml bottle. The larger bottle allows for slower and more even ageing of the wine, resulting in a smoother and more nuanced flavour profile. Additionally, a magnum is perfect for sharing with a group of friends or family, making it ideal for special occasions or celebratory gatherings.

In Conclusion:

The Chateau Carbonneau Sequoia Magnum 2020 is an exceptional Côtes de Bordeaux blend that delivers a compelling drinking experience. With its captivating aromas, well-balanced structure, and lingering finish, this wine is sure to impress both casual wine drinkers and seasoned connoisseurs alike.

Order your Chateau Carbonneau Sequoia Magnum 2020 today from The General Wine Company and embark on a delightful journey through the heart of Bordeaux.

 

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