2009 Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc

Year: 2009
Appellation: Pessac-Leognan
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 89
Wine Advocate: 90-92
James Suckling: 91
Wine Enthusiast: 93--Jeff Leve: 89
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :


70% Sauvignon, 30% Semillon

"A ripe, broad style, with salted butter and blanched almond notes leading the way, followed by candied lemon peel, shortbread and white peach notes. Stays fresh through the finish. Drink now through 2014. –JM " (WS)

"Because of both time and space constraints, I am not able to provide tasting notes for the 2009 dry white Bordeaux, but it is an extremely strong vintage. Most châteaux equaled the dazzling quality of the 2007 dry whites. That said, the 2009s tend to be less classic than 2007, but more exotic, honeyed, and higher in alcohol, with compelling richness. The 2009s will probably have a shorter evolutionary curve, but these wines tend to last a long time, even in a vintage such as this. They are fascinating dry white wines." (WA)

"This starts off very fresh and lemony and then turns minerally and stoney. Full and fruity, with mangos and pineapples. Opens and turns wonderful. So much going on here in the end. Dont be fooled. Real white Bordeaux style with Sauvignon and Semillion character." (JS)

"This is full and rounded initially, then the more textured notes of green fruit skin and wood spice come through. It has an attractively ripe feel while remaining structured. At the same time, the wine is developing fast and will be ready to drink in 3-4 years." (WE)

"Light, fresh and refreshing, with a sweet, slightly honeyed citrus and grapefruit character. " (JL)