Chateau-Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2017 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Chateau-Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2017

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Chateau-Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2017

SKU 00332

750ml Bottle

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
Region France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan
Brand Chateau-Carbonnieux
Alcohol/vol 13%
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Wine EnthusiastThis wine's smooth texture is deceptive. Under this creamy guise, a taut, steely character promises long-term aging. Richness and fruitiness harmonize with complexity. Drink from 2022.

Roger Voss, March 1, 2020
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Wine SpectatorVery bright, with lots of gooseberry and chamomile notes racing along, this glistens with a fleur de sel edge on the mouthwatering finish. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Drink now through 2024. 7,500 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2020
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Wine AdvocateThe Carbonnieux 2017 Blanc is scented of grapefruit and squeezed lemons with a touch of lime leaves and chalk dust. The palate is medium-bodied, crisp and clean with great intensity and a long racy finish. 89-91

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, April 27, 2018