Château-Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2016

Château-Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2016
$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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Region France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan
Brand Château-Carbonnieux
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastBarrel Sample. Tightly crisp, this coiled, nervy wine is likely to age well. It has a refreshing, crisp undertone that gives it freshness while just hinting at the warmth of the vintage.

Roger Voss, April 1, 2017
  • 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
  • ws89-92

Wine SpectatorBarrel Tasting. Fresh and open, with a lime pith note giving the mix of verbena, melon rind and tarragon flavors good cut.

James Molesworth, 2017

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