2011 Carbonnieux Blanc, Graves
Barrel sample. Very herbaceous in character, this is a wine that is packed with powerful acidity yet remains elegant in style. It has minerality and tight acidity, and should benefit from aging.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Vivid pale straw-green. Captivating nose of white peach, minerals and white flowers. Bright, deep and dense, with juicy flavors of citrus, quince and white peach framed by a strong mineral quality on the multilayered palate. Very fresh and pure on the long, refined finish. This is a very successful, intense Carbonnieux that should age well.
A white with a lively, bright character of dried pineapple, lemon and chalk. Full body, intense and powerful. Solid core of fruit. Chewy finish. Just a baby here. So wonderful now but will deliver so much more in the future. Better in 2015.
Very bright and engaging, with a chamomile note leading the way, followed by quinine, lemon zest and white peach flavors that bounce through the lively finish. Drink now through 2015.
A little smoky over concentrated citrus fruit. Creamy, mealy oak flavour. Very fresh but unexpectedly light on the mid palate. Fresh and notably persistent. Drink 2015 to 2023