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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Mission

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Sémillon

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

  • Lenoir Grape

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

Popular Wineries in Pessac-Léognan View all

  • Château Haut-Bergey

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

  • Château Brown

    Château Brown, as its name suggests, bears testimony to the close links that have always existed ...

  • Château Carbonnieux

    Chateau Carbonnieux is located just a few miles from Bordeaux. This beautiful castle overlooks...

  • Château de Fieuzal

    Château de Fieuzal is a Bordeaux wine from the Pessac-Léognan appellation, ranked among the Premi...

  • Château Smith Haut-lafitte

    HISTORY: The estate is located in a single block on a gravelly rise; 55 of the 72 hectares are pl...

  • Rose du Domaine de Chevalier

    Domaine de Chevalier is a Bordeaux wine from the Pessac-Léognan appellation, ranked among the C...

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Pessac-Léognan on Snooth

  • "...you find comments that it has emerged as a 90-rated wine."Who? ... better in the Left Bank or Pessac Leognan.  Numerous estates declassified their 1991 Bordeaux wine.  How did this happen? Below freezing temperatures struck the vineyards April 21.  Temperatures were 15 degrees below zero. This destroyed many of the young buds. After an abo... Read More

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  • Château Carbonnieux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2011

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    This intriguing, not-so-cheap Graves white from the somewhat unheralded 2011 vintage offers a nose of herbal tea - tisane with chamomile and lemon peel, perhaps, with a hint of spearmint. Very inviting. The entry is presents a pleasant hedonic hit as well with peach, sweet lemon and pear. There is some tartness, but mostly balanced, elegant an... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Château Haut Bergey Rouge Grand Vin de Pessac Léognan 2011

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    This edition of Haut-Bergey is a very pleasant surprise:it has a mild nose of red currants, plum and blackberry that evokes parfum, while on the palate the soft tannin is already dissipating with elegant licks of plum and blackberry on a moderately long finish. Drinking nicely now, it might last another 4-5 years. But why wait? 90 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Château Haut Bergey Rouge Grand Vin de Pessac Léognan 2011

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  • La Petit Haut Lafite 2009

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    This deep, dark wonderful expression of northern Graves has a deep red colour (almost black) with a nose of evenly crushed blackberry... very elegant. On the palate, there is more Sauvignon heritage with warm, sweet cigar and Kirsch. As a second wine, unbelievable. 91 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • La Petit Haut Lafite 2009

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  • Château la Garde Blanc 2011

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    This smoky Bordeaux Blanc has prominent notes of wild gooseberry, musk and grass (may be due to the Sauvignon Gris component). The entry is complex, with more musk and gooseberry, and the finish is smooth, thirst-quenching and quite long. Elegant and an excellent deal from a ho-hum vintage. 89 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Some Bordeauxish options:La Parde de Haut-Bailly is about $20 in France, less in Switzerland (!), more in the States. 2nd wine of the Chateau, which has improved quite a bit in recent years.Chateux Teyssier (St. Emilion), Olivier (Pessac-Leognan) and Potensac (Medoc) can still be found under $30, if not $20 anymore. Oliver's white is also excell... Read More

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  • Château Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 1982

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  • It is very old and possibly no longer drinkable and definitely well past its peak but may appeal to a collector or somebody with a major birthday next year. It is one of the top producers in Graves/Pessac-Leognan. How much it is worth depends apon what somebody else is prepared to pay. Why don't you stick it on  www.bidforwine.co.uk if you reall... Read More

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