Pessac-Léognan Wine

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Seeking increased recognition for its high-quality white wines, Pessac-Leognan broke away from the rest of Graves, in Bordeaux, in 1987. Haut-Brion, one of the five First Growths, is located here. The red wines are made mostly from Cabernet Sauvignon. The white wines are made primarily from Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Sometimes barrel-aged and often capable of improving for years, they are absolutely worth a look for anyone who is interested in characterful white wine.
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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Lenoir Grape

    This red-fleshed grape is a popular variety in Texas, where it is sometimes blended with Ruby Cabernet to make red ta...

  • Mission

    The Mission or Pais grape was the first Vitis vinifera vine planted in North America. From 1697 until well into the 1...

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

Popular Wineries in Pessac-Léognan View all

  • Château De Rochemorin

    In 1476, the parish of Léognan was almost entirely forest, overrun by savage wolf-packs, save fo...

  • Chateau Haut Brion

    Although by all accounts the vine has been rampant in these parts since at least Roman times, th...

  • André Lurton

    A respect for the typicity of our terroir whilst at the same time always searching for a modernit...

  • Château Haut-Bergey

    In the fifteenth century, the lord of La Louviere and Lord Olivier proceeded to land consolidatio...

  • Château Le Sartre

    Located between three prestigious AOC PESSAC-LEOGNAN first growths CHATEAU MALARTIC-LAGRAVIERE, D...

  • Château Coucheroy

    André Lurton Since 1987 : President and founder of the Syndicat Viticole de Pessac-Léognan, inst...

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Pessac-Léognan on Snooth

  • Chateau Poumey Pessac-Leognan Bernard Magrey 2004

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a wine merchant in Sussex for £10. It is from the Pessac-Leognan appellation which was created in 1987 out of what had been the northern part of the Graves appellation.and is very close to thje southern part of the City of Bordeaux. My bottle comes from Chateau Poumey,a small propertyy that is part of the Bernar... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Clos des Lunes Lune D Argent 2013

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    The 2013 edition of Domaine de Chevalier's Clos des Lunes (Lune d'Argent) white Bordeaux blend is somewhat more muted on the nose than the previous edition (2012) with gooseberry predominating. Colour is very light yellow. Entry is clean, refreshing and citric - but with a creamier mouthfeel (Semillon dominates) than most other similar Bordeau... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Chateau Olivier Blanc Grand Cru Classe 2013

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    Quite a serious wine is the 2013 Olivier; there are the usual grassy, pear and lemon rind notes on the nose, with a clean, acidic entry dominated by lime citrus on the palate - perhaps with a dollop of ripe pear. There is some almond bitterness on the finish, but this will soften in a year or two. Will last several years but quite hedonically ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Chateau la Garde Blanc 2013

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    For several years now, I have been buying a few Chateau la Garde Blanc, and the wine never seems to disappoint; the 2013 edition is weighty with its backbone of Sauvignon Gris, and has a grassy nose followed by mouth cleansing acidity and delicious lemon-lime flavours on the palate. This is a very fine wine for the price and will last 5-10 more... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Chateau Carbonnieux Pessac Leognan 2013

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    Pessac-Leognan faired quite well in this mostly forgettable vintage - at least with Chateau Carbonnieux. The colour is deeply translucent and the nose inviting with Cabernet-dominated notes of Mediterranean herbs and blackberry - quite inviting, actually. The entry is quite tame, very mildly acidic, with some soft vanilla tannin and a good frui... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Carbonnieux has a following, but I've never been a huge fan even though I ... I ... of the SB blends from Pessac Leognan quite a bit. What was it about the Rochioli you liked?Kind of an eclectic mix of reds. The Haut Brion sucked, eh? What was the vintage (hard to decipher from the photo)? And where were the bottles sourced? On an entirely di... Read More

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  • Chateau Carbonnieux Carbonnieux Blanc Grand Cru Classe de Graves 2012

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    Well, pedigree helps... those seven centuries of development in viniculture at Chateau Carbonnieux (a Grand Cru) helped Pessac-Leognan detach itself from Graves. The 2012 Blanc Grand Vin evokes acidic green fruit (like gooseberry) with a sweet spice and even fresh snow on the nose. Entry is balanced, but retains enough acid to last a few more ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Chateau Latour-Martillac Grand Cru Classe de Graves Pessac Leognan 2010

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Chateau la Garde 2012

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    The 2012 la Garde has blackberry and raspberry notes to the bouquet coupled with a deep, blood-red colour. The wines from Pessac-Leognan seem to have done well; the grapes were likely manually harvested (were in the past) and certainly taste pure on the palate where Merlot notes of cherry seem to come through more strongly at first... then the ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Château Bahans Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 2005

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    This 10 year old wine from the revered 2005 vintage exudes a melange of black and red berry on the nose - with a touch of wet loam... quite rich, without being jammy. On entry, there is vanilla (light oak), a noticeable pucker on the palate suffused with gobs of wild bilberry and sweet cherry. Will keep 5-7 more years but fine for drinking now.... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


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