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Chateau Carbonnieux Carbonnieux Blanc 2007

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Bright and lively with lovely lime, celery and mineral character on the nose and palate. Medium- to full-bodied, with a long finish. Like this a lot. Well done. This is always an underrated white. Drink now.

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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

External Reviews for Chateau Carbonnieux Carbonnieux Blanc

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Vintage: 2006 05/18/2011

Bright and lively with lovely lime, celery and mineral character on the nose and palate. Medium- to full-bodied, with a long finish. Like this a lot. Well done. This is always an underrated white. Drink now.


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Vintage: 2006 05/18/2011

Phenomenal effort from a world-renowned Bordeaux producer! Amazing depth of aromas: fresh-mown grass, white grapefruit, star fruit and wet gravel notes waft up from the glass and on to your palate. Made of 65% Sauvignon Blanc and 35% Sèmillon; fresh and vibrant, with excellent grip. Limitless food-pairing potential; the stony, mineral undertones suggest it would be wonderful with mussels, oysters, lobster or crab, while the bright, zesty fruit and lush herbal notes mean it would be a perfect match for salads with goat cheese or lemon-basil chicken. White wine enthusiasts, it is time for your moment in the sun! This wine is serious, one of the few great "age-able" whites - try it again in a few years and you'll be amazed at how it has evolved.


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Vintage: 2006 09/22/2010

This is a strong vintage for Bordeaux's dry white wines, probably as good or better than 2005. Crisp acidity combined with outstanding concentration and the fact that most of the white grapes were harvested before the rains began in mid-September res... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Carbonnieux Blanc 750ml


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Vintage: 2006 05/18/2011

Rich, honeyed nose with mouthwatering citrus elements that finish with a crisp acidity and a hint of toasty oak.


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Vintage: 2006 05/18/2011

This is a strong vintage for Bordeaux's dry white wines, probably as good or better than 2005. Crisp acidity combined with outstanding concentration and the fact that most of the white grapes were harvested before the rains began in mid-September resulted in an impressive group of wines.


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Vintage: 2006 05/18/2011

This white Graves really makes in impression, above all with its gorgeous perfume of ripe fruit, flowers, vanilla and smoke. Very, very rich (50% Sèmillon), but with excellent balance and a crisp finish. It will age well, but there's no need to wait. It really stands up and expresses itself now.


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Vintage: 2006 05/18/2011

A clean, bright and crisp White Bordeaux that, vintage after vintage, never fails to please. Zesty lemon notes are accented by concentrated apple flavors and refreshing acidity; maintaining finesse and class is what makes this white so unique. Lovely, floral and fruity, this wine will surely complement any shellfish dish that you conjure up.


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