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Château Carbonnieux

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2018 Château Carbonnieux  (Pessac-Léognan) 92

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 Château Carbonnieux Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

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 Château Carbonnieux  (Pessac-Léognan) 88

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

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2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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2016 Château Carbonnieux  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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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.

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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.

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

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2016 Château Carbonnieux Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 92

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

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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.

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2015 Château Carbonnieux  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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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

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2015 Château Carbonnieux Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

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

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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.

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2014 Château Carbonnieux  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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

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2014 Château Carbonnieux Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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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.

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2013 Château Carbonnieux  (Pessac-Léognan) 83

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

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2013 Château Carbonnieux Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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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

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2012 Château Carbonnieux  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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

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2012 Château Carbonnieux Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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2011 Château Carbonnieux  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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

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2011 Château Carbonnieux Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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2010 Château Carbonnieux  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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2009 Château Carbonnieux  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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

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2009 Château Carbonnieux Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 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!

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

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2008 Château Carbonnieux  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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

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2008 Château Carbonnieux Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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2005 Château Carbonnieux  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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2004 Château Carbonnieux  (Pessac-Léognan) 87

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

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2001 Château Carbonnieux  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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2000 Château Carbonnieux  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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