Pessac-Léognan Wine

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Seeking increased recognition for its high-quality wines,the Pessac-Leognan appellation broke away from the rest of Graves, in the Bordeaux region, in 1987.The appellation is for red and dry white wines from 8 communes immediately to the south of the City of Bordeaux. the suburbs of which encroach on the vineyards. It includes all the producers in the 1959 classification of Graves and also Haut-Brion, one of the five First Growths, 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 wine.
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Varietals Produced in Pessac-Léognan View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

  • Mission

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

Popular Wineries in Pessac-Léognan View all

  • Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion

    Château Larrivet Haut-Brion was acquired by the Gervoson family in 1987. They restored the estate...

  • Château Le Sartre

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

  • 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 Coucheroy

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

  • Château Brown

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

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Pessac-Léognan on Snooth

  • The reverb must has resonated in Seattle, DV.  I wasn't that lonely, actually; I had a lot of 2016 Bordeaux to keep me company (LOL).  In fact (yes, its another one!) I had two Bordeaux last night with friends... The Latour-Martillac (Pessac-Leognan) - an old holding of the venerable Kressman family (since the 1920's).  You don't hear much about... Read More

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  • Chateau Latour Martillac 2016

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    This wine shows deep, black cherry in the glass with excellent viscosity on the rim; bouquet is a fine admixture of blackberry (mure), cedar and bright, sweet cherry. Entry is densely packed with grainy red and black fruit such as blackberry but topped with herbs such as dill. The finish suggests vanilla-oak, but soft and already quite integra... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • There is a lot of information on this vintage available at the usual download locations - particularly if you have accounts (I avoid this in most cases as I hate advertising).  Having said this, i can say that I have not had a poor example from this Bordeaux vintage - which is either merely serendipitous or an excellent indicator of the quality ... Read More

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  • Chateau Ferran Blanc 2016

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    The Ferran blanc seems steeped in citrus (grapefruit and lime sharpness) on the nose, and presents nicely as early season dandelion wine yellow. Entry is replete with tart gooseberry, pink grapefruit peel and a little semillon musk on the finish. Elegant for the price and a second bottle would come easy... 90. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Well, DV, the Bordeaux Release is the largest ever, I think, with something like 241 product listings.  However, the advertisement was pretty much strictly on their internet site and at various locations set to offer the wines for sale.  To me, the whole operation is amateurish and stuck on the idea of first come, first served line-ups on the ea... Read More

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  • Chateau Ferran 2016

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    My first tasting of wine from this estate, and the 2016 presents nicely with a deep, dark Kirsch-like cherry red robe (Petit Verdot effect?). The bouquet is of crushed small red/black fruit such as currant, blackberry and cassis. The slight medicinal entry with medium vanilla tannin overlays the plummy flavour profile. Opens up after 20 minut... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Chateau la Garde Rouge 2016

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    The 2016 Chateau La Garde is perhaps the best ever. The inky-black robe presents as a deep and substantial Pessac-Leognan. Nose is a deep cassis and blueberry with a hint of pepper. Wonderful. The entry is blackberry and vanilla, with a smooth promise of delivery in about five years. Best ever from this property. 92 Read More

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  • I am currently seeking out some of the better Western Cape wines of S. Africa... for that something different.  However, tonight, after inspecting a new propoerty I purchased on Vancouver Island, I was just to thirsty to look far afield and lighted on this very underrrated wine: Chateau de France 2015.  See review, if interested, on this site.  ... Read More

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  • Chateau de France Rouge 2015

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    Near Chateau Fieuzal - a Grand Cru Classe - this very fine, only slightly lesser wine is a marvelous bargain: a dark, almost black cherry in colour, the 2015 de France effuses brambleberry, vanilla and cypress bark on the nose. Entry has a slight tannic (oak) pucker, but softening, with great lift to the blackberry fruit on the front of the pala... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Carbonnieux Carbonnieux Blanc Pessac-Leognan 2015

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    The 2015 Carbonnieux has that inviting citric, acidic gooseberry nose which is a signature of the bouquet. Pale yellow in the glass, there seems to be lots of Semillon (20%, officially) which makes the entry less herbal and very white berry fresh. This is a mature, balanced and well-made wine with exceptional elegance ( a wide range of soft i... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


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