This wine has a beautiful transparent yellow color. The first nose is very pure, the cool month of August perfectly protected the aromatic potential. The full expression of Sauvignon Blanc on clay-limestone soil is present here exhaling notes of grapefruit and lime blossom. After stirring, always necessary for young wines, the nose develops in aromas around lemony citrus fruits. The attack is lively, full of freshness, in the mid-palate the wine evolves with the very interesting fat of the Semillon aged on lees and ends with a fresh and dense finish. This continues in the mouth with a remarkable length. Among the aromas of the mouth we again find the citrus fruits, like a candy, perceived on the nose as well as a delicacy that is both floral and fruity. 2021 is in keeping with the line of very fine white Bordeaux vintages .
65% Sauvignon, 35% Semillon. Fermenting and ageing in oak barrels (225 or 400L) and oak vats (30 or 50hL). 25% new oak - 10 months with lees stirring
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.