Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc 2017
The presence of citrus fruits can be iden-fied in the nose, the dis-nc-ve style of Château Carbonnieux. As for the mouth, there is aroundness and voluptuousness that is rare at this stage. This characteristic leading to a full and well-coated mid-palate certainly comes from the marvelous Sémillon harvested this year. On the finish there is the pleasant sweetness and aroma complexity both floral and fruity with lemon, apricot, white peach typical of our white wines.
Blend: 55% Sauvignon, 45% Semillon
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
This wine’s smooth texture is deceptive. Under this creamy guise, a taut, steely character promises long-term aging. Richness and fruitiness harmonize with complexity. Drink from 2022.
Barrel Sample: 93-95
Very bright, with lots of gooseberry and chamomile notes racing along, this glistens with a fleur de sel edge on the mouthwatering finish. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Drink now through 2024.
Attractive tropical-fruit aromas with mangoes and papaya, as well as peaches. The palate delivers a smooth and juicy feel with supple peaches and lemons, cast in fleshy mode. A blend of 60% sauvignon blanc and 40% semillon. Drink now.
Barrel Sample: 89-91
The Carbonnieux 2017 Blanc gives aromas of lemon pie, lime cordial, honeysuckles and almonds with wafts of cedar and white pepper. The palate is medium-bodied, tightly wound and crisp, finishing long.
Marc Perrin acquired and restored the chateau in 1956. His son, Antony, currently manages the estate. The gravelly soil at Carbonnieux is perfectly drained thanks to the Eau Blanche stream that carries away any excess water. The 85 hectares of vines are evenly divided between red and white wine varieties. The white wine is fermented and aged in barrel for 10 months. The red wine is aged for 15 to 18 months in barrel, depending on the quality and characteristics of the vintage.