2018 Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc Pessac-Leognan France
The wine is pale yellow with a slightly green tint. Coming from a vintage that could be called solar after the beginning ofripening, this wine has a fresh aromatic nose combining the characteristics of the two grape varieties (grapefruit and apricot). On the palate the attack is round and the expected acidity was able to be maintained thanks to the clay-limestone soil facing north. In mouth, the wine is long and with ageing the unctuous Semillon will continue to fill the mid-palate. This wine is very well-balanced.
Blend: 65% Sauvignon, 35% Semillon
The Carbonnieux 2018 Blanc features intense lime juice, yuzu and green mango scents with touches of lemon curd and white pepper. Medium-bodied, very tightly wound and zesty in the mouth, it has a racy backbone and a mineral-laced finish.
Rated 93 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate