Chateau Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2018 750ml - Domaine Franey
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Chateau Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2018 750ml
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Chateau Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2018

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A beautiful pale yellow colour with a slightly green tint. The first nose is fresh, revealing the fine lemon tones of the Sauvignon grape variety in its youth. After aeration, the wine presents the delicate notes of white flowers. On the palate, the attack is marked by an acidity worthy of the great fresh terroirs of the property in spite of a rather warm dry vintage. After, the wine is full round bodied giving a very interesting balance on the palate with aromas of grilled hazelnuts reminiscent of the unctuous Semillon. 2018 has given a balanced wine with a fine concentration of aromas and an outstanding style for the vintage. Wine and food pairing: Raw or cooked fish, seafood, foie gras, white meat, exotic dishes, cheese, fruit desserts.
Wine Enthusiast
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Always a success, the releases of whites from this estate continue with this tight, textured, wood-aged and ripe wine. It is still young, balancing between citrus and crisp acidity, with a texture that will open as the wine ages. Drink from 2023.

April 1, 2021
Wine Spectator
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A brisk lemon pith note flanks a core of lemon curd, honeysuckle, tarragon, oyster shell and salted butter notes, with a hint of warm, herbed focaccia on the finish adding range and contrast. Delicious. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Drink now through 2026. 10,835 cases made.

March 31, 2021
Jeb Dunnuck
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The top white, the 2018 Château Carbonnieux Blanc is largely Sauvignon with around one-quarter Sémillon. Lots of ripe lemon, leafy herb, rocky mineral, and a hint of white grapefruit emerge from the glass, and it's medium-bodied, with bright yet integrated acidity and a great finish. It's an outstanding, complex, interesting white that should have 4-6 years of prime drinking, probably longer.

March 11, 2021

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