Nez légèrement évolué sur lamande amère. Arôme inattendu de violette. Beaucoup de matière en bouche. Agrumes. Belle longueur et encore beaucoup de panache — 11 days ago
It's powerful dark. Dark fruit: a blackberry, a blueberry. "Dark" notes of a leather, a tobacco. Rich and deep. But great with a "blue" (lavender) cheese and gordal olives (Spanish). A French wine, an Italian cheese and Spanish olives. What could go wrong? ;) — 3 months ago
Releases an incredible perfume of flowers, berries, pastels, potpourri, lead pencil, and graphite (w a hint of sautéed wild mushrooms on day 2) ~ cherry, blueberry, and blackberry flavors gain richness in the glass leading to a pain grillé and cocoa puff finish!
Will easily develop over the next 5-10 years w over a decade of plateau following BUT delivers plenty of enjoyment now as well
🤘🏆🍷 — a month ago
Very impressive whit Bordeaux. Multi layered, loooooooog finish. 2006 vintage — a month ago
Chateau Carbonnieux is one of the largest estates in Pessac Leognan. It boasts some high profile neighbors, such as Chateau Haut Bailly and Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte. The 90 hectares of gravel-based soil is evenly split between red and white.
As it often happened in France, Benedictine monks started planting vines on this land in the 13th century. Perrin family bought the estate in 1956, proceeding to a renovation of the vineyard and the cellar.
This excellent example of white Bordeaux is composed of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon. The vinification is made in barrel, a third of them in new French oak. The wine is left on the lees for ten further months, before being put in bottles.
Beautiful golden color with paler reflexes, young and vivid despite its eight years of slow aging, the first impact on the nose is fresh and green, with prevalent notes of lime and cucumber. Some decanting time reveals floral notes, elderflower, jasmine, ripe peaches, with some bready tones provided by the lees — a very balanced nose with bright flavors.
In the mouth, a beautiful sapid dry wine with high acidity, medium body, medium to high alcohol. The latter is the only spike in an otherwise perfectly rounded taste. Aftertaste reminding citrus and stone fruit.
A great drink, one of the best white wines from Bordeaux in the 20-30£ range. Ready to drink in 8-10 years. — a year ago