Château-Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2015

Château-Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2015
$44.99

SKU 00332

750ml

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With a wine history dating back to the 12th century, Chateau Carbonnieux is one of the most historic estates in the entire Bordeaux region. Perhaps more well-known for their whites (although they produce very good reds as well), Carbonnieux has old vines of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon ranging from 30-60 years. The 2011 is about 2/3 Sauvignon and 1/3 Semillon, and 100% barrel fermented although it does not taste oaky. Dry, crisp and classy, we found grapefruit and green melons on the front of the nose and palate followed by hints of honey and toast as the wine finishes with fresh, elegant flavors. Known for its aging potential, Carbonnieux is a must-have for serious collectors.
Category White Wine
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Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pessac-Leognan
Brand Château-Carbonnieux
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Carbonnieux Blanc is a blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Semillon. It has a tightly wound grapefruit, white peach and citrus scented bouquet that slowly unfurls in the glass. Given a couple of minutes, it attains impressive harmony and focus. The palate is well defined on the entry, very crisp and pure, seguing into a saline finish that lingers nicely in the mouth. This is a very well-crafted Carbonnieux Blanc with class and poise. 90-92

Neal Martin, April 26, 2016
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorVery engaging, with vibrant chamomile and gooseberry notes that meld gently into a core of grapefruit gelée and honeysuckle flavors. There's a flash of salted butter on the finish. Drink now through 2022. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 12,500 cases made. -JM

James Molesworth, March 31, 2018

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