Carbonnieux Blanc 2009
The vineyards of Château Carbonnieux, in the superior Pessac-Léognan appellation, in the Graves region of Bordeaux, can trace its history back to the 13th century, but the history of the modern Carbonnieux dates from the 1950s, when Marc Perrin acquired the estate.
Neal Martin: The Carbonnieux Blanc has a stern, linear bouquet that is focused but missing a little dimension compared to its peers. The palate is well balanced with a touch of orange sorbet and citrus lemon on the entry, just a touch of shrillness at the moment but that should ebb away. Good length.
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon
Region: Bordeaux, France