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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Varietals Produced in Pessac-Léognan View all

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Chateau Haut Brion

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

  • Château Latour Leognan

    After careful handpicking of the grapes, the bunches are gathered in small crates so as to avoid ...

  • Château De Rochemorin

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

  • Château Malartic-Lagraviere

    Château Malartic-Lagravière, originally Domaine de Lagravière, is a Bordeaux wine from the Pessac...

  • André Lurton

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

  • Château Haut-Bailly

    Chateau Haut-Bailly is situated on the left bank of the River Garonne, south of Bordeaux  in t...

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  • 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


  • Chateau de Rochemorin Pessac-Leognan 2009

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    This wine is great for the price. The blend and its young grapes allows the wine to be both elegant, fruit forward, and spicy. On the nose, there's lush dark and overripe berries, cardamon, and earth. The pallet is super soft and reflects the nose with the addition of soft ancho chili and sage. Would be great with venison or lamb. Read More

    Wine review by jackandterah


  • Chateau Olivier 2012

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    Wine review by mark


  • Chateau Latour-Martillac Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2012

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  • Les Carmes Haut Brion 2012

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  • Chateau Domaine du Chevalier 2012

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    Wine review by mark


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