La Croix de Carbonnieux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2008

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Red and fruity on the nose with a nice leafy Cabernet Franc edge that shows sweet herbs, pipe tobacco and some astringent soil tones. A touch sweet... Read more

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Planted to 60% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 7% cabernet franc, and 3% petit verdot & carmenère. The soil is composed of deep gravel and clay. Th... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for La Croix de Carbonnieux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Pessac-Léognan Blanc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
04/23/2012

Red and fruity on the nose with a nice leafy Cabernet Franc edge that shows sweet herbs, pipe tobacco and some astringent soil tones. A touch sweet early on the palate, with red plummy fruit that is soft and front loaded leading to a crisp, fairly tannic finish of decent length with a red fruity finale 88pts


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Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/19/2010

A case of 1 750ML Bottle


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/02/2011

Planted to 60% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 7% cabernet franc, and 3% petit verdot & carmenère. The soil is composed of deep gravel and clay. The nose exhibits aromas of black cherry and raspberry tinged with smoke and spice. The red fruit flavor... John Perry. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Carbonnieux 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/23/2010

Always a quintessentially elegant-styled offering, the dense ruby/purple-colored 2008 Carbonnieux reveals outstanding purity in its deep kirsch, black currant, underbrush, and herb notes. This is not a blockbuster, but it exhibits more density than m... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Carbonnieux 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/30/2011

A pretty, seductive style of wine, the medium-bodied, dark plum/ruby-tinged 2008 exhibits generous quantities of black cherries, tobacco leaf, licorice and earth as well as loads of spice, an endearing, lush texture and rich fruit. Enjoy it now and o... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Carbonnieux 750ml


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"A pretty, seductive style of wine, the medium-bodied, dark plum/ruby-tinged 2008 exhibits generous quantities of black cherries, tobacco leaf, licorice and earth as well as loads of spice, an endearing, lush texture and rich fruit. Enjoy it now and over the next 10-15 years...89" WA 04/11 "Red-ruby. Perfumed aromas of black raspberry, flowers, licorice and minerals; this reminded me of Burgundy. Juicy and fruit-driven, with an edge of acidity framing the raspberry and spicy flavors. Fresh and firm wine with modest flesh and decent length..." IWC 05/08 "Sweet herb, milk chocolate and berry aromas lead to a medium body, with a lovely core of fruit and a velvety finish. Best after 2012..." WS 03/10

"A pretty, seductive style of wine, the medium-bodied, dark plum/ruby-tinged 2008 exhibits generous quantities of black cherries, tobacco leaf, licorice and earth as well as loads of spice, an endearing, lush texture and rich fruit. Enjoy it now and over the next 10-15 years...89" WA 04/11 "Red-ruby. Perfumed aromas of black raspberry, flowers, licorice and minerals; this reminded me of Burgundy. Juicy and fruit-driven, with an edge of acidity framing the raspberry and spicy flavors. Fresh and firm wine with modest flesh and decent length..." IWC 05/08 "Sweet herb, milk chocolate and berry aromas lead to a medium body, with a lovely core of fruit and a velvety finish. Best after 2012..." WS 03/10

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