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Château Carbonnieux

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2023
92
Flowers, black raspberries, smoke, tobacco, and a sprig of mint create the perfume. The medium-bodied palate is soft, polished, fresh, racy, and round, finishing with chocolate-covered cherries, espresso, and a touch of spice on the sweet, and fruity, backend. The wine blends 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. 14% ABV. 3.64. Drink from 2027-2045. 91-93 Pts.

Flowers, black raspberries, smoke, tobacco, and a sprig of mint create the perfume. The medium-bodied palate is soft, polished, fresh, racy, and round, finishing with chocolate-covered cherries, espresso, and a touch of spice on the sweet, and fruity, backend. The wine blends 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. 14% ABV. 3.64. Drink from 2027-2045. 91-93 Pts.

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2023
93
Granny Smith apples, flowers, lemon rind, honeysuckle, white peach, and pineapple is there with just a swirl or two in the perfume. Vibrant, fresh, and fruity with sweetness, spice, roundness, finishing with pineapples, white peach, and lemon curd, with the touch of crushed sones in the backend. The wine blends 65% Sauvignon Blanc and 35% Semillon. Drink from 2025-2035. 93 Pts.

Granny Smith apples, flowers, lemon rind, honeysuckle, white peach, and pineapple is there with just a swirl or two in the perfume. Vibrant, fresh, and fruity with sweetness, spice, roundness, finishing with pineapples, white peach, and lemon curd, with the touch of crushed sones in the backend. The wine blends 65% Sauvignon Blanc and 35% Semillon. Drink from 2025-2035. 93 Pts.

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2022
92
Cocoa, smoke, blackberries, black cherries, tobacco leaf, and herbs create the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, vibrant, silky, and soft, with a sweetness to the fruits that meshes perfectly with its lift and energy that carries through to the blackberry, currant, and earthy chocolate packed finish. The wine blends 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2026-2045. 91-93 Pts.

Cocoa, smoke, blackberries, black cherries, tobacco leaf, and herbs create the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, vibrant, silky, and soft, with a sweetness to the fruits that meshes perfectly with its lift and energy that carries through to the blackberry, currant, and earthy chocolate packed finish. The wine blends 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2026-2045. 91-93 Pts.

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2022
92
Flowers, green apples, tangerine, pineapple, and honey notes are packed into the perfume. Rich, oily white peaches, and yellow citrus with a drizzle of tart green apple combine to fill your palate with a touch of crushed rocks on the backend. The wine blends 65% Sauvignon Blanc and 35% Semillon. Drink from 2024-2030. 92-92 Pts.

Flowers, green apples, tangerine, pineapple, and honey notes are packed into the perfume. Rich, oily white peaches, and yellow citrus with a drizzle of tart green apple combine to fill your palate with a touch of crushed rocks on the backend. The wine blends 65% Sauvignon Blanc and 35% Semillon. Drink from 2024-2030. 92-92 Pts.

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2021
92
A dash of cocoa, smoke, flowers, tobacco and sweet red fruits create the perfume. On the medium-bodied palate, the wine is soft, vibrant, supple, and spicy with loads of salty, sweet, black cherries and peppery currants with another dash of cocoa to everything up nicely in the finish. The wine blends 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 7% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2024-2037.

A dash of cocoa, smoke, flowers, tobacco and sweet red fruits create the perfume. On the medium-bodied palate, the wine is soft, vibrant, supple, and spicy with loads of salty, sweet, black cherries and peppery currants with another dash of cocoa to everything up nicely in the finish. The wine blends 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 7% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2024-2037.

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Smoke, tobacco leaf, lead pencil, herbs, currants and plums create the bouquet. Medium-bodied, elegant, fresh, bright, crisp and savory, the wine finishes with spicy currants and a touch of cigar wrapper in the endnote. The wine blends 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot, 13.5% ABV. Drink from 2024-2037. 90-92

Smoke, tobacco leaf, lead pencil, herbs, currants and plums create the bouquet. Medium-bodied, elegant, fresh, bright, crisp and savory, the wine finishes with spicy currants and a touch of cigar wrapper in the endnote. The wine blends 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot, 13.5% ABV. Drink from 2024-2037. 90-92

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2021
93
Honeysuckle, grapefruits, lemon, green apples, spice and white peaches come through with ease in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is zesty, citrusy, brisk and racy with ranges, pineapples, sea salt, and crushed stones that linger in the finish. Drink from 2024-2034.

Honeysuckle, grapefruits, lemon, green apples, spice and white peaches come through with ease in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is zesty, citrusy, brisk and racy with ranges, pineapples, sea salt, and crushed stones that linger in the finish. Drink from 2024-2034.

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Lemon, lime, flowers, green apples and a hint of white peach on the backend with loads of racy-acidity and crisp, sweet, yellow citrus in the creamy finish. Drink from 2023-2031 92-92

Lemon, lime, flowers, green apples and a hint of white peach on the backend with loads of racy-acidity and crisp, sweet, yellow citrus in the creamy finish. Drink from 2023-2031 92-92

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2020
93
The nose, with its smoke, flowers, cocoa, and wet earth scents is a treat. But it is on the palate, with all its layers of lush, elegant, ripe, silky, blackberries, plums, and cocoa where the wine shines. Soft, supple, long and complex, with a solid depth of flavor in the finish that is packed with ripe fruits, chocolate and coffee bean, this is in contention as the finest vintage of Carbonnieux I have ever tasted. Drink from 2025-2045.

The nose, with its smoke, flowers, cocoa, and wet earth scents is a treat. But it is on the palate, with all its layers of lush, elegant, ripe, silky, blackberries, plums, and cocoa where the wine shines. Soft, supple, long and complex, with a solid depth of flavor in the finish that is packed with ripe fruits, chocolate and coffee bean, this is in contention as the finest vintage of Carbonnieux I have ever tasted. Drink from 2025-2045.

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Deeply colored, this is already showing off its vanilla bean, flowers, tobacco, cherry and currant character on the nose. Supple, soft and silky, with refined fruits that feel stellar on your palate, give this 4-5 years in the cellar and it is going to be even better. This should age for at least 2 decades. 91-93 Pts

Deeply colored, this is already showing off its vanilla bean, flowers, tobacco, cherry and currant character on the nose. Supple, soft and silky, with refined fruits that feel stellar on your palate, give this 4-5 years in the cellar and it is going to be even better. This should age for at least 2 decades. 91-93 Pts

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2020
92
Orange rind, mint leaf, green tea, honeysuckle, spice and lemon peels are found in the nose and on the fresh, creamy, sweet, lush, palate. This is simply delicious. Drink from 2023-2034.

Orange rind, mint leaf, green tea, honeysuckle, spice and lemon peels are found in the nose and on the fresh, creamy, sweet, lush, palate. This is simply delicious. Drink from 2023-2034.

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Bright, fresh lemon, orange peel, flowers and honeysuckle come through on the nose. Creamy, sweet and fresh, with a tinge of honey along with crisp lemons on the backend, this will be easy to like on release. 91 Pts

Bright, fresh lemon, orange peel, flowers and honeysuckle come through on the nose. Creamy, sweet and fresh, with a tinge of honey along with crisp lemons on the backend, this will be easy to like on release. 91 Pts

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2019
92
A bit reticent on the nose at the moment, it took some effort to bring out the herbs, mint, tobacco leaf, cherries, and a touch of espresso on the nose. Medium-bodied, refined, soft, and silky, there is freshness and lift to the lush, fresh, spicy, pure red berries on the palate and in the finish. You can drink this young, but if you wait a few years, it is going to be even better. Drink from 2024-2037.

A bit reticent on the nose at the moment, it took some effort to bring out the herbs, mint, tobacco leaf, cherries, and a touch of espresso on the nose. Medium-bodied, refined, soft, and silky, there is freshness and lift to the lush, fresh, spicy, pure red berries on the palate and in the finish. You can drink this young, but if you wait a few years, it is going to be even better. Drink from 2024-2037.

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Already soft and silky, and showing good freshness to the sweet red fruits. The wine is medium-bodied with nice length and a good persistency of flavor. You can drink this young or age it for more aromatic complexity. 90-92 Pts

Already soft and silky, and showing good freshness to the sweet red fruits. The wine is medium-bodied with nice length and a good persistency of flavor. You can drink this young or age it for more aromatic complexity. 90-92 Pts

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2019
92
Waxy lemon peel, orange tropical fruit, vanilla and honeysuckle come through on the nose and on the sweet, juicy, crisp, green apple-tinted palate. Drink from 2022-2027.

Waxy lemon peel, orange tropical fruit, vanilla and honeysuckle come through on the nose and on the sweet, juicy, crisp, green apple-tinted palate. Drink from 2022-2027.

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Crisp yellow citrus combined with hints of sweet orange and mango on the nose and palate are a perfect match for all that racy acidity found here. 92 Pts

Crisp yellow citrus combined with hints of sweet orange and mango on the nose and palate are a perfect match for all that racy acidity found here. 92 Pts

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2018
92
Campfire embers, cedar, tobacco leaf, spice and red pit fruits create the core of this medium-bodied, elegant, fresh wine. Soft and polished with a solid depth of flavor and a hint of oak in the elegant finish. The wine blends 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.

Campfire embers, cedar, tobacco leaf, spice and red pit fruits create the core of this medium-bodied, elegant, fresh wine. Soft and polished with a solid depth of flavor and a hint of oak in the elegant finish. The wine blends 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.

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It is easy to dig into the smoky black cherries wafting in the perfume but there is more than aromatics going on here. This medium-bodied affair has a plush palate, supple textures and a long, round, polished, elegant finish. The wine was made from a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. 91-93 Pts

It is easy to dig into the smoky black cherries wafting in the perfume but there is more than aromatics going on here. This medium-bodied affair has a plush palate, supple textures and a long, round, polished, elegant finish. The wine was made from a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. 91-93 Pts

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2018
91
Lemon, lime and floral aromatics come through instantly. Sweet juicy, fresh and with a creamy, yellow, citrus character on the palate, this offers a lot of up front, fresh, fruity charm..

Lemon, lime and floral aromatics come through instantly. Sweet juicy, fresh and with a creamy, yellow, citrus character on the palate, this offers a lot of up front, fresh, fruity charm..

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The nose works well with its blend of green apples, Meyer lemon and a touch of floral and there is vibrancy in the fruit as well but this is not a long term drinker. So, enjoy it early in life for all that delicious fruit.

The nose works well with its blend of green apples, Meyer lemon and a touch of floral and there is vibrancy in the fruit as well but this is not a long term drinker. So, enjoy it early in life for all that delicious fruit.

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2017
90
Much better in bottle than in barrel, the wine is fresh, medium-bodied, soft, refined, forward and lifted. Easy to like, the elegant red fruits, with their cigar box overtones taste and feel fine. Give this at least 5 years to develop more depth and nuances.

Much better in bottle than in barrel, the wine is fresh, medium-bodied, soft, refined, forward and lifted. Easy to like, the elegant red fruits, with their cigar box overtones taste and feel fine. Give this at least 5 years to develop more depth and nuances.

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Medium bodied with smoke-glazed red fruits, soft and gentle textures and a captivating tobacco and cassis oriented finish.

Medium bodied with smoke-glazed red fruits, soft and gentle textures and a captivating tobacco and cassis oriented finish.

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2017
91
Medium bodied, fresh and refreshing, the yellow citrus fruits pop with acidity, the floral notes stand out and blast of honeysuckle and pomelo in the finish is just what the doctor ordered.

Medium bodied, fresh and refreshing, the yellow citrus fruits pop with acidity, the floral notes stand out and blast of honeysuckle and pomelo in the finish is just what the doctor ordered.

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2016
92
This is another Pessac Leognan that rocks in 2016! With a good depth of color, the perfume with its smoky fruits, flowers, earth and tobacco leaf is great. And on the palate, the medium- bodied, refined wine is already easy to drink, leaving you with a core of silky, fresh, gravelly red cherries.

This is another Pessac Leognan that rocks in 2016! With a good depth of color, the perfume with its smoky fruits, flowers, earth and tobacco leaf is great. And on the palate, the medium- bodied, refined wine is already easy to drink, leaving you with a core of silky, fresh, gravelly red cherries.

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This is another Pessac Leognan that took a giant leap forward during the barrel aging process. The nose combines smoky fruits, flowers, earth and tobacco leaf. Medium bodied and elegant, the wine is already easy to drink, finishing with its fresh, red cherry core of fruits.

This is another Pessac Leognan that took a giant leap forward during the barrel aging process. The nose combines smoky fruits, flowers, earth and tobacco leaf. Medium bodied and elegant, the wine is already easy to drink, finishing with its fresh, red cherry core of fruits.

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Medium bodied, elegant and fresh, with a sweet cherry and tobacco profile, the wine has a bright quality to the fruit that you taste and feel in the finish.

Medium bodied, elegant and fresh, with a sweet cherry and tobacco profile, the wine has a bright quality to the fruit that you taste and feel in the finish.

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Medium bodied, with forest and leafy notes, smoky, cassis and red berries in the light, finish.

Medium bodied, with forest and leafy notes, smoky, cassis and red berries in the light, finish.

3,619 Views   Tasted
2016
92
Floral in character with zesty lemons, green apples and pomelo is ripe, sweet, energetic and crisp. This is fresh and refreshing.

Floral in character with zesty lemons, green apples and pomelo is ripe, sweet, energetic and crisp. This is fresh and refreshing.

2,112 Views   Tasted
Either I got this wrong in barrel, or the wine has really improved since then, or maybe both, but this was a beauty! The mix of fresh, green apples, lemon, grass and zesty, fresh grapefruit hit the spot.

Either I got this wrong in barrel, or the wine has really improved since then, or maybe both, but this was a beauty! The mix of fresh, green apples, lemon, grass and zesty, fresh grapefruit hit the spot.

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Light, fresh and still refreshing, the juicy mix of lemon, tart green apple, and lime rind is already easy to drink.

Light, fresh and still refreshing, the juicy mix of lemon, tart green apple, and lime rind is already easy to drink.

3,631 Views   Tasted
2015
91
Medium bodied, energetic, soft, earthy expression, that already shows an elegant, easy to drink charm. The finish delivers ripe, sweet, red berries and tobacco. This will be a pleasure to well early in life, yet it can be aged for more complexity.

Medium bodied, energetic, soft, earthy expression, that already shows an elegant, easy to drink charm. The finish delivers ripe, sweet, red berries and tobacco. This will be a pleasure to well early in life, yet it can be aged for more complexity.

3,564 Views   Tasted
Medium bodied, fresh, lively expression with soft tannins and a smoky bright red berry and earthy character that will drink well early in life.

Medium bodied, fresh, lively expression with soft tannins and a smoky bright red berry and earthy character that will drink well early in life.

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Finesse, charm and soft, polished, fresh, ripe, smoky, dark, red fruits make this medium-bodied wine quite the treat. 90 - 92 Pts

Finesse, charm and soft, polished, fresh, ripe, smoky, dark, red fruits make this medium-bodied wine quite the treat. 90 - 92 Pts

2,915 Views   Tasted
2015
91
Vibrant freshness, with ample notes of just squeezed lemonss, green apples and flowers. The yellow citrus filled finish delivers a nice racy acidity.

Vibrant freshness, with ample notes of just squeezed lemonss, green apples and flowers. The yellow citrus filled finish delivers a nice racy acidity.

2,985 Views   Tasted
Lively, lemon, green apple, honeysuckle and white peach filled wine offers a vibrance from acidity with a crushed stone characteristic.

Lively, lemon, green apple, honeysuckle and white peach filled wine offers a vibrance from acidity with a crushed stone characteristic.

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Lively, bright, ripe citrus notes with a kick of lime, freshness for lift and a sweet, citrus peel and honeysuckle finish.

Lively, bright, ripe citrus notes with a kick of lime, freshness for lift and a sweet, citrus peel and honeysuckle finish.

3,214 Views   Tasted
2014
87
Lighter style of Pessac Leognan, with all the tobacco, cigar box, some and red fruits you need on the nose, but on the palate, while it hits all the rights notes, it's just a bit thin.

Lighter style of Pessac Leognan, with all the tobacco, cigar box, some and red fruits you need on the nose, but on the palate, while it hits all the rights notes, it's just a bit thin.

3,261 Views   Tasted
A leafy green aroma with smoked and dried red fruits, this wine is medium-bodied with a dry finish. 86-88 Pts

A leafy green aroma with smoked and dried red fruits, this wine is medium-bodied with a dry finish. 86-88 Pts

2,378 Views   Tasted
2014
91
Bracing acidity, unsweetened lemonade, grapefruit, and honeydew melon notes really get the perfume going. Fresh, and energetic on the palate, this is quite nice.

Bracing acidity, unsweetened lemonade, grapefruit, and honeydew melon notes really get the perfume going. Fresh, and energetic on the palate, this is quite nice.

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Lemon, lime and green apple notes make an appearance in this fresh, energetic and bright wine, leaving you with a clean dose of crisp citrus fruits in the finish. 90-92 pts.

Lemon, lime and green apple notes make an appearance in this fresh, energetic and bright wine, leaving you with a clean dose of crisp citrus fruits in the finish. 90-92 pts.

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2013
83
Tart, dried, red fruits with tobacco in character are found in this light, crisp wine.

Tart, dried, red fruits with tobacco in character are found in this light, crisp wine.

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Light in aromatics and in fruit, the wine will offer its fresh cherry personality early in life. 86-88 Pts

Light in aromatics and in fruit, the wine will offer its fresh cherry personality early in life. 86-88 Pts

2,229 Views   Tasted
2013
91
Spring flowers, honeysuckle, citrus peel and a hint of tangerine create the nose. Medium bodied, fresh, zippy up front about its crisp, lemon and grapefruit charms. The wine was produced from a blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon.

Spring flowers, honeysuckle, citrus peel and a hint of tangerine create the nose. Medium bodied, fresh, zippy up front about its crisp, lemon and grapefruit charms. The wine was produced from a blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon.

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Fresh lemon, lime and floral notes work well with the wine’s lively, citrus-filled character that carries through from start to finish. 90-91 Pts

Fresh lemon, lime and floral notes work well with the wine’s lively, citrus-filled character that carries through from start to finish. 90-91 Pts

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2012
88
Soft textured, medium bodied, fresh, light and easy to drink, yet there is ripeness and character to the wine and the fruit. This is not going to make old bones and should be best in its first decade of life.

Soft textured, medium bodied, fresh, light and easy to drink, yet there is ripeness and character to the wine and the fruit. This is not going to make old bones and should be best in its first decade of life.

2,910 Views   Tasted
Medium bodied with tart black cherries and tapenade in the finish. 87-89 Pts

Medium bodied with tart black cherries and tapenade in the finish. 87-89 Pts

3,781 Views   Tasted
2012
91
Fresh, lively lemon peel, grapefruit, vanilla bean and green apple on the nose is a treat, but it gets even better with the sweet, slightly honeyed, fresh citrus fruits with just a hint of vanilla in the zesty finish. The wine was produced from a blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon.

Fresh, lively lemon peel, grapefruit, vanilla bean and green apple on the nose is a treat, but it gets even better with the sweet, slightly honeyed, fresh citrus fruits with just a hint of vanilla in the zesty finish. The wine was produced from a blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon.

2,784 Views   Tasted
2011
84
Light in color, style and depth, with bright, red berries and spice, from a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, the wine is dry in the tart finish.

Light in color, style and depth, with bright, red berries and spice, from a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, the wine is dry in the tart finish.

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This wine is medium bodied with fresh and bright cranberry, cassis and plums. 86-89 Pts

This wine is medium bodied with fresh and bright cranberry, cassis and plums. 86-89 Pts

2,663 Views   Tasted
2011
87
From a blend of 65% Sauvignon Blanc and 35% Semillon, this lighter, fresh, style of white Bordeaux wine offers a bright, citrus and apple profile in the finish.

From a blend of 65% Sauvignon Blanc and 35% Semillon, this lighter, fresh, style of white Bordeaux wine offers a bright, citrus and apple profile in the finish.

2,461 Views   Tasted
2010
91
Fully ready to go, the blend of just squeezed yellow citrus, white peach, pears, honeysuckle and pomelo hits the spot. Fresh, crisp and creamy, with a touch of honeyed orange and yellow citrus in the endnote. This is not a wine I would hang onto for further aging.

Fully ready to go, the blend of just squeezed yellow citrus, white peach, pears, honeysuckle and pomelo hits the spot. Fresh, crisp and creamy, with a touch of honeyed orange and yellow citrus in the endnote. This is not a wine I would hang onto for further aging.

2,704 Views   Tasted
2010
89
On the light, elegant side of the style range with ripe, fresh cherries and black raspberries, earth and tobacco characteristics. The wine finishes with fresh, spicy, bright, red berries.

On the light, elegant side of the style range with ripe, fresh cherries and black raspberries, earth and tobacco characteristics. The wine finishes with fresh, spicy, bright, red berries.

5,663 Views   Tasted
2009
89
Medium-bodied, with smoke, burning leaf and cherry pipe tobacco aromas on the nose, the wine is elegant, soft and polished, with an olive and herb edge to the red fruits in the finish.

Medium-bodied, with smoke, burning leaf and cherry pipe tobacco aromas on the nose, the wine is elegant, soft and polished, with an olive and herb edge to the red fruits in the finish.

2,911 Views   Tasted
Smoke, earth and black cherry scents lead to a soft, medium bodied, crowd pleasing, lighter style of Pessac Leognan that will drink well early.

Smoke, earth and black cherry scents lead to a soft, medium bodied, crowd pleasing, lighter style of Pessac Leognan that will drink well early.

5,851 Views   Tasted
2009
91
Just squeezed lemons, lime and green apple hit you right off the bat. On the palate, the wine is juicy, sweet, vibrant and fresh. Fully mature, there is no reason to wait, as this is tasting just great today!

Just squeezed lemons, lime and green apple hit you right off the bat. On the palate, the wine is juicy, sweet, vibrant and fresh. Fully mature, there is no reason to wait, as this is tasting just great today!

2,298 Views   Tasted
Light, fresh and refreshing, with a sweet, slightly honeyed citrus and grapefruit character.

Light, fresh and refreshing, with a sweet, slightly honeyed citrus and grapefruit character.

3,129 Views   Tasted
2008
88
Medium bodied, fresh, bright and almost crisp, there is a strong leafy component that is interspersed with the bright red, dried fruits and smoky, tobacco notes here.

Medium bodied, fresh, bright and almost crisp, there is a strong leafy component that is interspersed with the bright red, dried fruits and smoky, tobacco notes here.

2,363 Views   Tasted
Carbonnieux is a medium bodied, light wine with a delicate smoky, cherry filled personality. This wine will drink young.

Carbonnieux is a medium bodied, light wine with a delicate smoky, cherry filled personality. This wine will drink young.

3,672 Views   Tasted
2008
91
More lemon peel than lemon on the nose, you also find tangerine, flowers and a hint of honey. Still vibrant, the fruit has flavor and freshness from start to finish.

More lemon peel than lemon on the nose, you also find tangerine, flowers and a hint of honey. Still vibrant, the fruit has flavor and freshness from start to finish.

1,971 Views   Tasted
2007
90
No need to wait here as this is a full-maturity. The yellow citrus and green apples, with their honeysuckle accents, remain sweet and fresh, though you should consider drinking any bottles over the next few years before the fruit fades.

No need to wait here as this is a full-maturity. The yellow citrus and green apples, with their honeysuckle accents, remain sweet and fresh, though you should consider drinking any bottles over the next few years before the fruit fades.

3,157 Views   Tasted
2006
88
Medium-bodied, firm, and beginning to fade, the wine is all about its earthy, smoky, bright, red fruits with their savory, herbal accents in the nose, and on the classical-styled palate. There is no reason to age this any longer. Drink from 2024-2026.

Medium-bodied, firm, and beginning to fade, the wine is all about its earthy, smoky, bright, red fruits with their savory, herbal accents in the nose, and on the classical-styled palate. There is no reason to age this any longer. Drink from 2024-2026.

1,410 Views   Tasted
2005
90
Earth, smoke, cassis, red plums and tobacco smells require little effort to find, Medium bodied, elegant and soft, this lighter style of Pessac Leognan should add more complexity over the next several years. I'd start drinking it in a few years.

Earth, smoke, cassis, red plums and tobacco smells require little effort to find, Medium bodied, elegant and soft, this lighter style of Pessac Leognan should add more complexity over the next several years. I'd start drinking it in a few years.

7,313 Views   Tasted
2004
87
Medium bodied, finesse styled, mature, soft textured, strawberry and cherry driven wine.

Medium bodied, finesse styled, mature, soft textured, strawberry and cherry driven wine.

3,169 Views   Tasted
2001
90
Fully mature, this medium bodied wine exchanges concentration for grace, elegance and refinement. The fruit is ripe, the tannins are silky and the freshness provides all the lift you need, so you can enjoy the earthy, smoky, red berry complexities. This is good for at least another decade of evolution.

Fully mature, this medium bodied wine exchanges concentration for grace, elegance and refinement. The fruit is ripe, the tannins are silky and the freshness provides all the lift you need, so you can enjoy the earthy, smoky, red berry complexities. This is good for at least another decade of evolution.

3,409 Views   Tasted
2000
90
Creme de cassis, black cherries, plums, tobacco and forest floor scents make up the perfume. Medium bodied, with a feminine, almost light style, this is ready to drink. The wine ends with smoke, spice and cherries.

Creme de cassis, black cherries, plums, tobacco and forest floor scents make up the perfume. Medium bodied, with a feminine, almost light style, this is ready to drink. The wine ends with smoke, spice and cherries.

4,435 Views   Tasted
1952
87
The oldest dry, white wine I have ever, and probably will ever taste was quite nice, considering it was 70 years old! Reminding of an old, dry Sauternes, the yellow fruit was slightly honeyed with hints of tropical fruits and nuts. Tasted blind, most of the group thought this was from the mid to late 1980s, or early 1990s.

The oldest dry, white wine I have ever, and probably will ever taste was quite nice, considering it was 70 years old! Reminding of an old, dry Sauternes, the yellow fruit was slightly honeyed with hints of tropical fruits and nuts. Tasted blind, most of the group thought this was from the mid to late 1980s, or early 1990s.

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