Château-Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2015
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When young, Carbonnieux’s white wine charms with its freshness, its purity and its fruity, floral aromatic intensity. When mature, it develops notes of dried and preserved fruit which offer numerous opportunities for satisfying food matches. 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 39% Semillon.
Wine AdvocateThe Carbonnieux 2015 Blanc opens with scents of white grapefruit, lemon peel and fresh pears with touches of dill seed, white pepper, musk perfume and crushed rocks. Light to medium-bodied, the palate has a wonderfully racy backbone of refreshing acidity cutting through the intense citrus and mineral flavors, finishing on an herbal note.
Wine SpectatorVery engaging, with vibrant chamomile and gooseberry notes that meld gently into a core of grapefruit gelée and honeysuckle flavors. There's a flash of salted butter on the finish. Drink now through 2022. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 12,500 cases made. -JM