Bordeaux White, Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc Pessac Leognan Cru Classe 2012

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APPELLATION / REGION Pessac Leognan
Grape Sauvignon Blanc ; Semillon
Color white
Sweetness dry
Body full
Tasting Note Robert Parker 90-92/100 Another full-throttle 2012 dry white, this 2012 offers lots of honeysuckle notes as well as a full-bodied mouthfeel and beautiful purity, elegance and length. Lemon zest, grapefruit and subtle wood characteristics are found in both the aromatic and flavor profiles. Drink this stunning Pessac-Leognan over the next 6-10 years. Wine Advocate 91-93/100 (Neal Martin) Tasted from a barrel sample at en primeur. The Carbonnieux Blanc has a well defined bouquet with lovely scents of lime flower and orange blossom that is very well defined – more complex than recent vintages. Hints of custard cream emerge with aeration. The palate is well balanced with a pleasant fatness in the mouth. This is certainly a concentrated Carbonnieux and although I would have liked a little more acid bite on the finish, this is certainly one of the best white wines from the estate in recent years. Tasted April 2013. Wine Spectator 90/100 Quite juicy, though slightly compact, with shortbread and straw notes holding sway over bitter citrus oil, lemon pulp and jicama flavors. This will be solid when the components stretch out fully. Best from 2015 through 2018. -JM Jancis Robinson 16/20 When to drink: 2018 to 2024 Tasted blind. Rather stinky sulphur at first almost masks the fruit. But there is good structure underneath and this should make old bones.
Rating RP:90-92   WS:90  JH:- WE:-
Awards NM 91-93; JR 16
Size 75cl

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