Chateau Carbonnieux PESSAC LEOGNAN WHITE 2021
|France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan
En Primeur / Futures / arrives 2024
Bright and perky, white flowers, citrus, lime zest, fresh acidities but exuberant and with plenty of momentum. Tasted twice. - Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux.
Medium-bodied with a crisp and fresh array of citrus and apple fruit. Hints of stones and hazelnuts. Fresh and lightly creamy finish. - James Suckling.
Lots of ripe melon, which peach, and some citrus fruits, as well as a touch of floral nuances, emerge from the 2021 Château Carbonnieux Blanc, another bright, fresh, focused white in the vintage. The 2021s can at times lack a touch of volume and richness, but this has good mid-palate depth and rock-solid balance. I'd be happy to drink a glass, and it should be ready to go right out of the gate.
Notions of citrus zest, fresh mint, peach, pastry cream and Sauvignon botanicals introduce the 2021 Carbonnieux Blanc, a medium-bodied, satiny wine that's ample and precise. It's an attractive example of the modern school of white Bordeaux, even if anyone who has tasted older vintages from the 1960s or 1970s—when the wines were less Sauvignon-driven and aromatic but more textural and sapid—will inevitably be disappointed. - William Kelley, Wine Advocate.
Mouthwatering and vibrant, zingy and intense on the palate with the shot of lemon and lime juice, creamy peach and apricot and touch of spiced vanilla on the finish. Long and satisfying still with energy and precision all the way through. - Gerogina Hindle, Decanter.
The 2021 Carbonnieux Blanc is bright and nicely focused, but also lacking both body and overall complexity to be hugely interesting. Drink this crisp dry white over the next few years, maximum. - Antonio Gallino, Vinous Media.