Chateau Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2020
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan|
A pale yellow colour, very pure with slightly green tints. The nose is young, revealing freshness and the whole personality of the white Sauvignon in its savoury aromas of intense citrus fruit. The attack, lively and chiseled, is followed by a fine volume on the palate coming from the already present roundness of the Semillon. The freshness and intensity of a precocious vintage is surprising in this 2020 white. The woodiness is mellowed leaving pride of place to the aromas of juicy white fruit (pear, peach...). The end is divine.
The 2020 Carbonnieux Blanc is a very pretty wine. Bright Sauvignon Blanc notes give the 2020 its distinctive aromatic signatures, while the Sémillon adds just enough mid-palate creaminess to hold it all together. Lemon confit, white flowers, sage, mint and tomato leaf linger nicely.
The 2020 Carbonnieux Blanc delivers loads of zesty sparks of yuzu and lime peels over a core of green apples, fresh grapefruit and crushed rock with a hint of wild thyme. The medium-bodied palate is crisp and refreshing, offering a great intensity of citrusy flavors with a chalky finish.