2016 Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc

Year: 2016
Appellation: Pessac-Leognan
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 91
Vinous Media: 91
James Suckling: 90-91
Jeb Dunnuck: 90+
Wine Enthusiast: 93
Jeff Leve: 92
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
Price :


70% Sauvignon, 30% Semillon

"Very fresh, with lovely verbena, honeysuckle and jasmine notes leading the way, backed by racy meringue, yellow apple and melon rind flavors, showing a very late flash of oyster shell detail. Drink now through 2022. 15,000 cases made. -JM" (WS)

"The Carbonnieux 2016 Blanc features fresh white peaches, Bosc pears and honeysuckle with touches of lemongrass and yuzu. Medium-bodied, refreshing and with a lovely intensity of apple and pears layers, it finishes on a mineral note." (WA)

"The 2016 Carbonnieux Blanc has a generous bouquet of apple peel, lemon verbena and ginger scents that gain intensity in the glass. The palate is slightly bitter on the entry, but there is commendable weight and concentration, and the delicate peachy finish lingers in the mouth. This is a solid showing, and it should offer a decade's worth of drinking pleasure." (VM)

"Linear and solid white with sliced-apple, pear and lemon character. Full body. Little old style but I like it-as always." (JS)

"An outstanding white, the 2016 Château Carbonnieux Blanc has a tight, slightly reductive style in its lime, citrus zest, and mineral-like aromas and flavors. These flow to a medium-bodied, elegant white that has bracing acidity yet good fruit. It needs a year or two of bottle age to come together, but it’s beautiful." (JD)

"Lightly herbal, this is a crisp and bright wine. The strong structural element will allow the wine to age, with a textured character and perfumed acidity at the end. Drink from 2022. -Roger Voss" (WE)

"Floral in character with zesty lemons, green apples and pomelo is ripe, sweet, energetic and crisp. This is fresh and refreshing. 735 Views Tasted Sep 21, 2019" (JL)