External Reviews for Chateau Carbonnieux Carbonnieux Blanc
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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