Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc 2004

Bordeaux White Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

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Item No. 90680
  • white wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • ST92
  • WS91
  • JS91
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Winemaker's Notes

"This sleeper of the vintage is a dead-ringer for a grand cru red Burgundy given its flowery, raspberry, and cherry jam-like notes. Medium-bodied, delicate, and pure with abundant fruit, this provocative red turned in by proprietor Anthony Perrin ranks alongside this estate's renowned whites. It can be drunk now or cellared for 15 or more years."
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
90 points

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Learn About Chateau Carbonnieux Map ItMap It

The history of Carbonnieux goes back a very long way, and records show that wine was made there at least as early as the 12th century. Benedictine monks from Sainte-Croix abbey in Bordeaux replanted and renovated the estate in the 18th century. They took advantage of the exceptionally pale, clear color of the white wine to label it as Carbonnieux mineral water, which they then...

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Learn About Pessac-Leognan

(PEH-sak lay-ohn-yawn) One of the top appellations within Graves, Pessac-Leognan is home to the only Graves chateau listed as a first growth in the 1855 Medoc classification - Chateau Haut-Brion. In fact, praise for the chateau dates back to the days of Thomas Jefferson, when, upon visiting the chateau in 1787, he bought 125 bottles for his cellar in Virginia. Notable Facts The...

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Learn About Bordeaux White Blends

Bordeaux White Blend
There's white wine in Bordeaux, too! Typically made from Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and bits of Muscadelle, white Bordeaux can be a fully dry table wine or, as in Sauternes, a deliciously sweet dessert wine. In other areas of the world, a Bordeaux blend consists primarily of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, either of which may be the predominant variety. Bordeaux blends can vary in style, but most have good acidity and often a mineral overtone.

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