Château-Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2015


SKU 00332


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
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
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastThis is all citrus and herbal flavors from an estate noted for its pure white wines. It makes for a tight zesty wine with a chalky mineral texture. The fruits are developing to give a crisp wine that's full of fruit along with intense acidity. Drink from 2022.

Roger Voss, April 1, 2017
  • ws89-92

Wine SpectatorA broad, juicy style, with anise, yellow apple and white peach notes that are open and inviting, backed by light brioche and candied citrus hints. Has some zip, but more flattering in style overall. Score range: 89-92 Barrel Tasting

James Molesworth, 2016