Chateau Carbonnieux 2017

 A case of 6 Bottles (750ML)
All Vintages of this wine

A Complex and Voluptous White Grand Cru Classe of Graves

A great property of the Graves region, Chateau Carbonnieux embodies the excellence of the wines of the Pessac-Leognan appellation, located in the south of the Bordeaux region.

Managed by the 3 Perrin siblings - Eric, Philibert and their sister Christine Lescuyer - the superb estate oversees an exceptional vineyard planted on a beautiful ridge of gravel that is beautifully illustrated by the most recent vintages, which are precise and expressive.

2017 will undoubtedly be in line with those vintages and will never be forgotten. The clay-limestone soils dedicated to white wines were particularly affected by periods of frost at the end of April. But while the yields were much lower than usual, they were also of very high quality. An early harvest revealed the consistent ripeness of all grape varieties.

Nicknamed a “winemaker’s vintage”, 2017 was particularly flattering for the white wines of Bordeaux. The Chateau Carbonnieux 2017 highlights the quality of the daily work carried out by the technical team of the Chateau with significant efforts conducted in a vineyard recently certified HVE 3 (High Environmental Value Level 3).

Made from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc (55%) and Semillon (45%), the Chateau Carbonnieux white 2017 exudes fresh citrus aromas, scents of lemon and white-fleshed fruit, a signature of the estate. On the palate, the wine presents a superbly dense texture, highlighting the voluptuousness of excellent Semillon, perfectly balanced by an energetic acidity. The aromatic persistence of the finish leaves a pleasant sensation of softness on deliciously fruity and floral notes. A superb vintage of Chateau Carbonnieux!

Parker : 89-91 / 100
Wine Spectator : 89-92 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The Carbonnieux 2017 Blanc is scented of grapefruit and squeezed lemons with a touch of lime leaves and chalk dust. The palate is medium-bodied, crisp and clean with great intensity and a long racy finish.
BordeauxPessac-Leognan
Vineyard
Graves

Alcohol
13

Dessert wine
No

J. Robinson
16

J. Suckling
90-91

Vinous - A. Galloni
88-91

Wine Spectator
89-92

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pessac-Leognan

Color
White

Producer
Chateau Carbonnieux

Sweetness
Dry white wines

Classification
Cru classe

Parker
89-91

Allergens
Contains sulfites