Despite being very close to each other, the difference in the age of the vines and the geology of the "Carbone" and "Les Mines" parcels produces two very distinct expressions of Cabernet Franc.
Both parcels have a lot of clay in the soil but Carbone comes from a darker soil, rich in coal and granite. Carbone comes from a parcel of 70 year old Cabernet Franc vines. This is Cabernet Franc to make you drink - Cabernet Franc is at it's most attractive; fruity, aristocratic and aromatic on the nose and juicy, complex and refreshing in the mouth. This wine to me brings together the hypothetical blend of young, vibrant, aristocratic Bordeaux and young, vibrant, sultry Beaujolais. Tasty and lip-smacking, yet complex and thought provoking. Super, and you can't get anywhere near top Bordeaux for this money.