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Carbonnieux Graves Cru Classé Bordeaux 2007

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2007 vintage white Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon Blend Wine by Carbonnieux from Graves, Bordeaux, France

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Château Carbonnieux:
Chateau Carbonnieux is located just a few miles from Bordeaux. This beautiful castle overlooks one of the largest vineyards in the Graves region. The Estate's seven centuries of history have often been quite dramatic. Carbonnieux is one of the leading Graves Chateaux that justified the creation of the Prestigious Pessac-Léognan appellation. This property is one of the oldest in Gr... Read more
Chateau Carbonnieux is located just a few miles from Bordeaux. This beautiful castle overlooks one of the largest vineyards in the Graves region. The Estate's seven centuries of history have often been quite dramatic. Carbonnieux is one of the leading Graves Chateaux that justified the creation of the Prestigious Pessac-Léognan appellation. This property is one of the oldest in Graves. The original château was constructed around 1380 during the "Hundred Years War" and consequently its architecture is drawn along castellated lines. It initially belonged to the Bordeaux Hospices, thereafter the Ferron family and then the Councillors at the Parliament of Guyenne from 1519 until 1741. Named after Ramon Carbonnieux in 1234, the Château and vineyards were purchased in 1740 by Benedictines who started bottling wine at the Château. The Benedictines were ousted by the Revolution and the property changed hands several times between 1790 and 1956 when it was acquired by Marc Perrin, father of the current owner. A member of a family of wine growers of Burgundian origin, the Perrin's had been producing wines in Algeria for the last four generations. Marc Perrin and his son Antony improved the vineyards, restored the Château and modernized all of the working areas. Château Carbonnieux produces as much white wine as it does red. Chateau Carbonnieux, Graves, BordeauxChateau Carbonnieux It is true to say that Carbonnieux has a microclimate that is extremely conducive to winegrowing. This is due to the estate's position on a rise, the effect of the nearby Garonne river and Eau Blanche stream, and the excellent quality of the gravely soil. Furthermore, the proximity of Bordeaux has the effect of increasing the temperature by an average of 2° or 3° in winter. The estate includes 45-hectares of red grape varieties and 43-hectares of white, located on deep gravel slopes in close proximity to the Garonne River and Eau Blanche stream. Long famous for its white wine, Carbonnieux has been in the unusual position of producing both Red and White Graves for several centuries. The grand vin is Chateau Carbonnieux - red or white - although many would regard the white (20000 cases) as the more significant cuvée. Quality has remained in the ascendant in recent vintages. The red (25000 cases) does not challenge for top wine of the appellation, but it is well made if somewhat rustic, usually appropriately priced, and again quality has been on the up. The second wine is La Tour Léognan. Read less
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Member Reviews for Carbonnieux Graves Cru Classé Bordeaux

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4.50 5
03/30/2011

Sweet flowers and savory fruit flavors mix to make a complex wine that's pleasing and delicious. Full of melon and grapefruit and white grape. Great!


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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4.50 5
04/05/2011

I don't normally go for white wine, but this was a solid blend of fruit, oak, and acidity and very drinkable.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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4.00 5
03/31/2011

I really enjoyed this one, had a little kick to it. aroma of distinct yellow plum combined with a little grassy notes, nice complexity on the palate, get a little oak so I noticed that the wine was barrel fermented and barrel aged. definitely recommend this wine!


Snooth User: rjpease
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3.50 5
03/30/2011

This is a classic white bordeaux, with tropical fruits and citrus. Very well-rounded.


Snooth User: Hana Choi
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4.50 5
03/31/2011

Beautiful nose redolent of stone fruit and some pineapple. Deliciously crisp with great acidity and just enough oak balances out this very easy to drink white Bordeaux. May I please have another?


Snooth User: Downingj
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4.00 5
03/30/2011

Crisp and clean, this is an easy drinking white on the drier side of the spectrum.


External Reviews for Carbonnieux Graves Cru Classé Bordeaux

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

with citrus


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

tangerine and vanilla. Very rich on the palate


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
03/22/2012

\ Gorgeous aroma of lemon, tangerine and vanilla. Very rich on the palate, with citrus, tropical fruit and vanilla flavors and a long, creamy finish with a lovely minerality. Simply delicious.\


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

"\ Gorgeous aroma of lemon


External Review
03/24/2011

A very intense nose of fresh limes and lemon with judicious use of oak.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

creamy finish with a lovely minerality. Simply delicious.\ "\


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

tropical fruit and vanilla flavors and a long



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A punchy, but grassy and precise, wine with notes of yellow plum

2007 vintage white Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon Blend Wine by Carbonnieux from Graves, Bordeaux, France

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