Drank 10/19/17. Tasting pour.
Nose of honeyed apricots, with strong botrytis character. Flavors of peach and pineapple, coated in honey, perhaps lacking some of the concentration and viscosity of the 11 or even the 14.
3/22/9/5/4 + 50 = 93 pts — a day ago
GL tasting Pape Clement 10/18/17. 3 vintages each. Unusual whites. 1k cases per year. Really floral and fragrant nose all around the three wines. Forty percent semillion plus Sauvignon Gris and.... Tropical and white flowers notes and acidic and minerals on palate and long biting finish. Interesting. 2010 with oxidative notes and vegetative hints but palate is nicely balanced and with minerals and richness due to oak aging and complex mellow finish. 2005 very complex and less floral nose but good body and balanced palette and good finish. 9.1 for the two older. '10 good for aging. — 2 days ago
The fantastic texture and mouthfeel that I have come to love from Carbonnieux was very much intact. Complimented with flavor of dried apricot and apricot pits, it truly was still shining bright and accented with the nutty notes of its slow oxidation over the years in bottle. Truly a legendary Estate by any measure and they never disappoint! — 2 days ago
Absolutely loving this 2015 vintage of Bordeaux whites - they're full of life and bright acidity and ample concentration in fruit. This one stands out a bit from some, it is more green and citric, which I like as well. Aromas of ginger, fresh grass cuttings, lemon peel, white hydrangeas all on the nose. The pallet is zingy, but with a light creamy texture as well - golden pear, Granny Smith apple, underripe grapefruit, white pepper, wet slate, and a touch of lemongrass to the finish. Needs several years but will see a great 10 year life ahead of it. Great stuff from one of the oldest in Pessac Leognan - 12th century! — 7 days ago
Gold colour. Ripe crystalized citrus fruits. Barley sugar, citrus peel, long sugary finish. Just about balanced, but very rich. Long finish though, nice acidity on the end . A great Sauternes , showing the richness of the vintage but with balance and vivacity. Will last well I would imagine , but nice now. On the flight from São Paulo to Zurich . — 15 hours ago