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Chateau Carbonnieux Pessac Leognan Blanc 2016 (Bordeaux, France) - [WE 93] [WS 92] [RP 91] [VM 91] [JS 90-91]
Chateau Carbonnieux Pessac Leognan Blanc 2016 (Bordeaux, France) - [WE 93] [WS 92] [RP 91] [VM 91] [JS 90-91]


 
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Winery: Chateau Cantenac-Brown
Varietal: 70% Sauvignon, 30% Semillon
Region: Bordeaux, France
Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 750 mL

Product Code: CARBONNIEUXBLANC16-W
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Notes from the Winemaker:
The clay–limestone of Garonne gravel found in the Pessac-Léognan Appellation certainly produces the best dry white wines in the Bordeaux region.

When young, Carbonnieux white wines are delightfully refreshing and pure with a fruity, floral intensity. When mature they develop hints of dried and candied fruits giving scope for a large range of gastronomic pairings. The "Carbonnieux style" is well and truly represented here! The aromatic palate is complete, ranging from citrus fruit to white-fleshed fruit, apricot and a slight touch of vanilla from the new oak. The chosen Semillon grapes will add structure to the liveliness of the Sauvignon grapes by giving them roundness and volume on the palate.

Ageing : 10 months in barrels and wooden casks (25% new oak)
Blending : 70% Sauvignon, 30% Semillon
%Alc.Vol.: 12.5°

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Lightly herbal, this is a crisp and bright wine. The strong structural element will allow the wine to age, with a textured character and perfumed acidity at the end. Drink from 2022." - Roger Voss (4/1/2019)

92 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Very fresh, with lovely verbena, honeysuckle and jasmine notes leading the way, backed by racy meringue, yellow apple and melon rind flavors, showing a very late flash of oyster shell detail. Drink now through 2022. 15,000 cases made." - JM (Mar 2019)

91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The Carbonnieux 2016 Blanc features fresh white peaches, Bosc pears and honeysuckle with touches of lemongrass and yuzu. Medium-bodied, refreshing and with a lovely intensity of apple and pears layers, it finishes on a mineral note." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Nov 2018)

91 Points - Antonio Galloni:
"The 2016 Carbonnieux Blanc has a generous bouquet of apple peel, lemon verbena and ginger scents that gain intensity in the glass. The palate is slightly bitter on the entry, but there is commendable weight and concentration, and the delicate peachy finish lingers in the mouth. This is a solid showing, and it should offer a decade's worth of drinking pleasure." - Neal Martin (Jan 2019)

90-91 Points - James Suckling:
"Linear and solid white with sliced-apple, pear and lemon character. Full body. Little old style but I like it — as always." (Apr 2017)

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