Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc GCC 2014
Pessac-Léognan / France
Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Awards and Reviews
92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
“The 2014 Carbonnieux Blanc has a detailed and vivacious bouquet offering attractive blackcurrant leaf and citrus aromas, hints of almond and white chocolate just tucked in nicely below the surface. The palate is well balanced with a slice of bitter lemon on the entry. This is a little more piercing in the mouth compared to its peers, as such, it would shine when partnered with shellfish or even hard cheese, rather than a white Pessac-Léognan to serve on its own. Still, a great job here this year. (NM) “(3/2017)
92 points Wine Enthusiast
"This is all citrus and herbal flavors from an estate noted for its pure white wines. It makes for a tight zesty wine with a chalky mineral texture. The fruits are developing to give a crisp wine that's full of fruit along with intense acidity. (RV)" (4/2017)
91 points Decanter
"Knife-edge fresh citrus and lime blossom. Lean mid-palate – again, seems a characteristic of the vintage. (JA) "(4/2015)
91 points Wine Spectator
"A ripe and friendly style, with creamed gooseberry and white peach flavors, lined with lemon curd notes and backed by a whiff of shortbread on the finish. Has a lovely verbena echo that lengthens the finish. Hard to lay off now, but this has the zip for a little bit of aging. (JM)"(3/2017)
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