Château Carbonnieux

Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

9.0689 ratings
9.0187 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
Duck, Squash & Root Vegetables, Shellfish, Turkey, Mushrooms, Cream Sauces, Chicken, Goose, White Fish, Pork, Meaty & Oily Fish, Manchego & Parmesan, Cheddar & Gruyere
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Tried it at a tasting and bought two for cellar. Legendary wine, said that in the 18th century was introduced to Sultan of Constantinople's palace b/c of its clarity and called "mineral water from Carbonnieux", defying Islamic law. Pale lemon-green with pronounce aromas of tropical and stone fruits with herb notes. On the palate flavors of melon, mango, apple, green peppers and a crisp mineral edge. Medium+ length, balanced acidity, ending with a fruit, citrus mineral character. Nice, will age.

Tried it at a tasting and bought two for cellar. Legendary wine, said that in the 18th century was introduced to Sultan of Constantinople's palace b/c of its clarity and called "mineral water from Carbonnieux", defying Islamic law. Pale lemon-green with pronounce aromas of tropical and stone fruits with herb notes. On the palate flavors of melon, mango, apple, green peppers and a crisp mineral edge. Medium+ length, balanced acidity, ending with a fruit, citrus mineral character. Nice, will age.

Mar 13th, 2020
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Tasting group. My 3rd, group 2nd. Reduced aromas. Spice. Muscat note. Green pear. TART. Full flavors. Peaches. Mineral.

Tasting group. My 3rd, group 2nd. Reduced aromas. Spice. Muscat note. Green pear. TART. Full flavors. Peaches. Mineral.

Feb 25th, 2020
Al Shikoh

fleshy, crisp acidity, 13% ABV, blend of 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Sémillon, paired nicely with uni

fleshy, crisp acidity, 13% ABV, blend of 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Sémillon, paired nicely with uni

Feb 11th, 2020
Ryan Mullins

Deeply developed

Deeply developed

Jan 25th, 2020
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.2

Just starting to come into its own. White bdx this good needs age—

Just starting to come into its own. White bdx this good needs age—

Jan 9th, 2020
Bob McDonald

Pale Lemon in colour. Muted aromas of citrus but with time Lemon cream. Oak is perfectly balanced giving a creamy nuance on the palate finishing with a nice cleansing acidity. A blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon. Not overly complex but is an excellent summer time white. Short term drinking.

Pale Lemon in colour. Muted aromas of citrus but with time Lemon cream. Oak is perfectly balanced giving a creamy nuance on the palate finishing with a nice cleansing acidity. A blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon. Not overly complex but is an excellent summer time white. Short term drinking.

Jan 6th, 2020
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.6

I just love white bordeaux with age

I just love white bordeaux with age

Oct 27th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Tried it at a tasting and bought one for cellar. Legendary wine, said that in the 18th century was introduced to Sultan of Constantinople's palace b/c of its clarity and called "mineral water from Carbonnieux", defying Islamic law. Pale lemon-green with pronounce aromas of tropical and stone fruits with herb notes. On the palate flavors of melon, mango, apple, green peppers and a crisp mineral edge. Medium+ length, balanced acidity, ending with a fruit, citrus mineral character. Nice, will age.

Tried it at a tasting and bought one for cellar. Legendary wine, said that in the 18th century was introduced to Sultan of Constantinople's palace b/c of its clarity and called "mineral water from Carbonnieux", defying Islamic law. Pale lemon-green with pronounce aromas of tropical and stone fruits with herb notes. On the palate flavors of melon, mango, apple, green peppers and a crisp mineral edge. Medium+ length, balanced acidity, ending with a fruit, citrus mineral character. Nice, will age.

Sep 8th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Legendary wine, said that in the 18th century was introduced to Sultan of Constantinople's palace b/c of its clarity and called "mineral water from Carbonnieux", defying Islamic law. Pale lemon-green with pronounce aromas of tropical and stone fruits with herb notes. On the palate flavors of melon, mango, apple, green peppers and a crisp mineral edge. Medium+ length, balanced acidity, ending with a fruit, citrus mineral character. Nice, let this age a bit, better than ‘17. Tasting Sample.

Legendary wine, said that in the 18th century was introduced to Sultan of Constantinople's palace b/c of its clarity and called "mineral water from Carbonnieux", defying Islamic law. Pale lemon-green with pronounce aromas of tropical and stone fruits with herb notes. On the palate flavors of melon, mango, apple, green peppers and a crisp mineral edge. Medium+ length, balanced acidity, ending with a fruit, citrus mineral character. Nice, let this age a bit, better than ‘17. Tasting Sample.

Jul 17th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Pale lemon-green with pronounce aromas of tropical and stone fruits with herb notes. On the palate flavors of melon, mango, apple, green peppers and a touch of boxwood. Medium+ length, balanced acidity, ending with a fruit and herbal character. Very good to drink now, no benefit from further bottle aging. Tasting Sample.

Pale lemon-green with pronounce aromas of tropical and stone fruits with herb notes. On the palate flavors of melon, mango, apple, green peppers and a touch of boxwood. Medium+ length, balanced acidity, ending with a fruit and herbal character. Very good to drink now, no benefit from further bottle aging. Tasting Sample.

Jul 17th, 2019