2018 Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc [WS94][WA93][JS92][D92][JD92]

White Blend
2018 Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc

2018 Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc [WS94][WA93][JS92][D92][JD92]

White Blend
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Producer: Chateau Carbonnieux  
Region: Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France  
Blend: 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillon 
Year: 2018 

Wine Spectator, 94 Points 

"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." 

Wine Advocate, 93 Points 

"The Carbonnieux 2018 Blanc features intense lime juice, yuzu and green mango scents with touches of lemon curd and white pepper. Medium-bodied, very tightly wound and zesty in the mouth, it has a racy backbone and a mineral-laced finish." 

James Suckling, 92 Points 

"Whole lemon, green mango and bell pepper on the nose with a hint of chalk. It’s medium-bodied with bright acidity and a creamy, honeyed texture. Drink or hold." 

Decanter, 92 Points 

"Lovely juice, and a sense of freshness and uplift, with white flowers and pink grapefruit alongside other citrus. This is delicate; a little soft on the finish but a fresh wine in a warm year." 

Jeb Dunnuck, 92 Points 

"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." 

Winemaker Notes: 

"The wine is pale yellow with a slightly green tint. Coming from a vintage that could be called solar after the beginning of ripening, this wine has a fresh aromatic nose combining the characteristics of the two grape varieties (grapefruit and apricot). On the palate the attack is round and the expected acidity was able to be maintained thanks to the clay-limestone soil facing north. In mouth, the wine is long and with ageing the unctuous Semillon will continue to fill the mid-palate. This wine is very well-balanced." 

Alcohol: 13.5% 

*Price and availability in store may vary. Vintage date may differ from pictured. 

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