Château-Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2015
Wine EnthusiastThis is all citrus and herbal flavors from an estate noted for its pure white wines. It makes for a tight zesty wine with a chalky mineral texture. The fruits are developing to give a crisp wine that's full of fruit along with intense acidity. Drink from 2022.
Wine SpectatorA broad, juicy style, with anise, yellow apple and white peach notes that are open and inviting, backed by light brioche and candied citrus hints. Has some zip, but more flattering in style overall. Score range: 89-92 Barrel Tasting
Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Carbonnieux Blanc is a blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Semillon. It has a tightly wound grapefruit, white peach and citrus scented bouquet that slowly unfurls in the glass. Given a couple of minutes, it attains impressive harmony and focus. The palate is well defined on the entry, very crisp and pure, seguing into a saline finish that lingers nicely in the mouth. This is a very well-crafted Carbonnieux Blanc with class and poise.