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

  • Cabernet Franc

    History of the grape: References to it in the Loire region of France date as far back as the mid 12th century. But it...

  • 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...

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Pessac-Léognan View all

  • Château Bouscaut

    At Bouscaut we pride ourselves in producing wines that express the terroir in the purest traditio...

  • Château Carbonnieux

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

  • Château Le Sartre

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

  • Château Haut-Bergey

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

  • Château Coucheroy

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

  • 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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Pessac-Léognan on Snooth

  • A ridiculous number of trigger pullworthies in this new offering, many in their absolute drinking prime. Wish the shop was just down the street from me, rather than the ones that are. But then I'd have to live in NYC.  ;-(I love it when a guy drops 100 cases on a shop, just to 'make some space" in his cellar. Wonder what's going to be filling th... Read More

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  • Chateau Cantelys Pessac Leognan 2009

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    This wine takes some air to open up. Moderate color, not inky, soft tannin, some cedar in the nose with plum, spice, black currant and floral notes. Medium body with a fairly long finish. An enjoyable wine but at this price point, I could beat it with a Washington state red blend or cab. My rating-- 89. Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko


  • Les Hauts de Smith Rosé 2007

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    This revered Pessac Cru Classé of the (mostly) maligned 2007 vintage emits smoke, French Roast Coffee, cedar, tobacco and cassis on the nose - quite inviting, actually; and the entry has a smooth maturity with light tannins and coffee-blackberry flavours dominating the palate and finish. Good finesse and elegance. Drink now for best results. ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Pape Clement 2012

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    Wood is a bit inelegant and obvious on the nose. A bit simple and sweetly toasty on the nose today with a green olive and dried herb underlay. A bit thin in the mouth with a bit too much wood tannin making this smooth and dry without much detail on the palate and hard and dry on the tannic finish. 84pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere Graves Blancs Pessac-Léognan 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by Anupong


  • Chateau Carbonnieux Grand Cru Classe de Graves Pessac-Leognan 1994

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/49820.In the 1950's 16 wines of the Graves appellation were classified as Grand Cru as a marketing exercise and this included Chateau Carbonnieux both red and white.In 1987,however, the northern part of what was the Graves appellation,including Chateau Carbonnieux ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Welcome Foskeylady.I also like a good red Bordeaux but there are so many to chose from; several thousand properties spread over almost 60 different appellations. I have had wines from most of the appellations.This evening I am planning on opening a bottle of Chateau Carbonnieux from Pessac-Leognan  Read More

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  • Château Carbonnieux Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 2003

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    No written review

    Wine review by fadywine


  • Carbonnieux Rouge Pessac-Léognan Pre-Arrival 2009

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    Tried it at Zeiad Read More

    Wine review by fadywine


  • Château Bouscaut Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 1997

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/42890.I bid on this because I had previously had the 2004 vintage which I thought superb.In the 1950's 16 wines of Graves were classified as grand cru as a marketing exercise and this included Chateau Bouscaut both red and white.In 1987,however,the northern part of what... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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