Château Carbonnieux Blanc 2016
• Domaine: Château Carbonnieux
• Appellation (AOC): Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux
• Classification: Grand Vin de Graves
• Origin: Left Bank, Bordeaux, France
• Importer: Laguna Cellar
• Food Pairings: raw or cooked fish, seafood, foie gras, white meat, exotic dishes, cheese, fruit desserts
Château Carbonnieux white is a legendary wine. 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 batches which will form part of this “cru classé” will be blended so as to induce an excellent complicity between the grape varieties. The chosen Semillon grapes will add structure to the liveliness of the Sauvignon grapes by giving them roundness and volume on the palate. (Credit: Chateau Carbonnieux)
"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, vinous.com, (January, 2019), Rating: 91, Drink: 2019-2030
"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, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (11/30/2018, Interim Issue), Ratings: 91, Drink: 2019-2029
"The Carbonnieux 2016 Blanc has a gentle nose of peardrop, citrus peel and orange blossom: attractive if just missing the race and drive of either the 2014 and 2015. The palate is well balanced with lime and a touch of orange zest on the entry. There is good depth of fruit here and a pleasant saline finish—it just needs more acidity." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (4/28/2017, Issue 230), Ratings: 88-90, Drink: 2018-2024
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