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Chateau Carbonnieux Carbonnieux Blanc 2007

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A stunner for Carbonnieux. Rich and powerful, yet reserved, loads of vanilla, apple, citrus and spice filling out this full-bodied, very intense white. Great class and balance. Superb winemaking.

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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

External Review
Vintage: 2006 05/18/2011

A stunner for Carbonnieux. Rich and powerful, yet reserved, loads of vanilla, apple, citrus and spice filling out this full-bodied, very intense white. Great class and balance. Superb winemaking.


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Vintage: 2006 05/18/2011

Although monolithic, this is a competent effort displaying notes of lemon zest and honey. Medium-bodied, with admirable fruit, but neither the depth nor complexity of the 2001, it should drink well for 10-12 years.


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Vintage: 2006 05/18/2011

This is my pick this year for Thanksgiving, a great white Bordeaux combining the richness of barrel aging with the restraint and mineral intensity of Sauvignon Blanc. Abundant apple, vanilla, spice and herb flavors vie for attention, but it's the contest between the creamy texture and lingering nutty finish that make this wine really interesting.


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Vintage: 2006 05/18/2011

A fresh and fruity white, with vanilla, lemon curd and light dried apple character. Medium-bodied, with good acidity. This is always good quality. Drink now.


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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 is a superb wine, broad and rich but with complexity from mature vines and wood aging. For a 2003, a hot year, this still brings together some great acidity. Can drink now, but will age over the next ten years.


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Vintage: 2006 05/18/2011

Located just south of the town of Bordeaux near the River Langon, Château Carbonnieux produces some of Bordeaux's best white wines. This beauty is no exception. Wine Spectator calls it stunning and rates it 90, I call it one of the best whites you'll ever have under $25. Full and rich, oranges, lemons, and limes lean into hints of spice and a ton of vanilla. The perfect white for that very special occasion.


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