Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc (Futures Pre-Sale) 2018
Blend: 65% Sauvignon, 35% Semillon
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
Barrel Sample: 91-93
Really delicious and intense Carbonnieux already with lemon-rind, green-apple and lime character. Medium body. Energetic finish.
Barrel Sample: 91-92
Sémillon flavours are to the fore right now in this full and ripe white. Exotic fruits, stone fruits, apricot and white peach flesh all vye for attention on the palate. It's a little low in acidity but beautifully balanced and extremely caressing. I tasted this a few times and the generosity and delicacy came across each time. There's a lot to enjoy here, but in a softer, gentler expression. 25% new oak. 40hl/ha yield.Drinking Window 2020 - 2030. Barrel Sample: 92
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.