2014 Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc

Year: 2014
Appellation: Pessac-Leognan
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 89-92
Wine Advocate: 90-92
Vinous Media: 89-91
James Suckling: 91-92
Wine Enthusiast: 90-92--Jeff Leve: 90-92
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :


70% Sauvignon, 30% Semillon

"An herb-driven style, with thyme, chive and white asparagus notes racing along, flecked with lime zest through the finish. A tasty wine in the making. Score range: 89-92 –JM " (WS)

"The Château Carbonnieux Blanc 2014 has a pretty nose in the making: precise apple blossom and blackcurrant leaf aromas that gently waft from the glass. The palate is crisp on the entry, the acidity not as shrill as some of its peers, thus rendering it a more "languid" Pessac-Léognan. There is already a very elegant, gravelly finish that lingers in the mouth–a very promising Carbonnieux Blanc that may merit a higher score after bottling." (WA)

"A vibrant, energetic white, the 2014 Carbonnieux Blanc offers plenty of appeal. Lime, slate, crushed rocks and sage add nuance on the pulsating finish. The 2014 lacks a bit of mid-palate depth, but it is otherwise very pretty." (VM)

"Lots of sliced apple and pear character with a full body, fresh fruits and a tangy finish. Shows such balance and beauty already." (JS)

"90–92. Barrel Sample. This attractively tangy wine is also showing its wood aging flavors, with a streak of vanilla. It is tight and nervy, with green fruit flavors and a taut, mineral texture. It needs time to develop and harmonize." (WE)

"Lemon, lime and green apple notes make an appearance in this fresh, energetic and bright wine, leaving you with a clean dose of crisp citrus fruits in the finish. 90-92 pts." (JL)