Château Carbonnieux - 2018 - Château Carbonnieux Blanc - 750 ml.
France - Bordeaux - Graves
Sauvignon Blanc - Semillon
White - Vintage: 2018 - Size: 750 ml.
The wine is pale yellow with a slightly green tint. Coming from a vintage that could be called solar after the beginning ofripening, this wine has a fresh aromatic nose combining the characteristics of the two grape varieties (grapefruit and apricot). On the palate the attack is round and the expected acidity was able to be maintained thanks to the clay-limestone soil facing north. In mouth, the wine is long and with ageing the unctuous Semillon will continue to fill the mid-palate. This wine is very well-balanced.
The Carbonnieux 2018 Blanc features intense lime juice, yuzu and green mango scents with touches of lemon curd and white pepper. Medium-bodied, very tightly wound and zesty in the mouth, it has a racy backbone and a mineral-laced finish.
James Suckling: 92
Whole lemon, green mango and bell pepper on the nose with a hint of chalk. It’s medium-bodied with bright acidity and a creamy, honeyed texture. Drink or hold.
Wine Spectator: 92
Youthfully jangly, offering a mix of asparagus and herb notes that are starting to give way to green plum and yellow apple flavors. Still a bit turbid, so best to wait and see how this develops. Delivers range and depth. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon.
Wine Enthusiast: 94
The wine already has a delicious side that is both refreshing and tangy. Its tight texture is bright, shining with herbs and crisp fruitiness. It exudes freshness on the finish.