Château Carbonnieux

+33 5 57 96 56 20 305 Avenue de Mont de Marsan
LÉOGNAN, 33850
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Chateau Carbonnieux is located just a few miles from Bordeaux. This beautiful castle overlooks one of the largest vineyards in the Graves region. The Estate's seven centuries of history have often been quite dramatic. Carbonnieux is one of the leading Graves Chateaux that justified the creation of the Prestigious Pessac-Léognan appellation. This property is one of the oldest in Graves. The original château was constructed around 1380 during the "Hundred Years War" and consequently its architecture is drawn along castellated lines. It initially belonged to the Bordeaux Hospices, thereafter the Ferron family and then the Councillors at the Parliament of Guyenne from 1519 until 1741. Named after Ramon Carbonnieux in 1234, the Château and vineyards were purchased in 1740 by Benedictines who started bottling wine at the Château. The Benedictines were ousted by the Revolution and the property changed hands several times between 1790 and 1956 when it was acquired by Marc Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Sauvignon

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Château Carbonnieux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2007

    Snoothrank:

    I don't normally go for white wine, but this was a solid blend of fruit, oak, and acidity and very drinkable. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita


  • Château Carbonnieux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2007

    Snoothrank:

    I really enjoyed this one, had a little kick to it. aroma of distinct yellow plum combined with a little grassy notes, nice complexity on the palate, get a little oak so I noticed that the wine was barrel fermented and barrel aged. definitely recommend this wine! Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig


  • Château Carbonnieux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2007

    Snoothrank:

    Crisp and clean, this is an easy drinking white on the drier side of the spectrum. Read More

    Wine review by Downingj


  • Château Carbonnieux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2007

    Snoothrank:

    This is a classic white bordeaux, with tropical fruits and citrus. Very well-rounded. Read More

    Wine review by rjpease


  • You're on death row, you're asked what you wish your last meal to be. What would you want your last meal to be,and which wine would you have with it? Read More

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  • Welcome to The Grapevine! In this new weekly feature, we'll be asking our ... ... our ... was a case of 1971 Chateau Carbonnieux, Graves Rouge in 1975. I think it cost about $10 a bottle, which seemed very expensive to me at the time. I’ve always kept an emotional attachment to that Chateau and still buy the wines.2.) If you could have an e... Read More

    From the article 10 Questions for Craig Camp


  • Château Carbonnieux Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 2006

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    Classic, but dated style of a white with skin contact. It starts with a complex yeasty, lemon peel nose and just a hint of oak, which is quite attractive. However, in the mouth the dry, mineral balance and the more that moderate tannins from skin contact and the barrel just you the classic but not so appealing mouthful of ashes. It does work wit... Read More

    Wine review by Lodi Brad


  • I have been spoiled, living in the throes of one of the world's famous wine countries. It seems, I have become a California glutton of sorts... Don't get me wrong, I HAVE tasted wonderful wines out of the area, but that has been an infrequent experience at best. I want to venture out.. out of the sun, the redwoods, the pacific,.... uuhh.. do I... Read More

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  • Château Carbonnieux Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 2006

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    Beautiful pale golden yellow color. Crisp but not overly dry. Citrus notes with good acidity. Long finish. Very nice. Not too much oak. Distinctively different. Read More

    Wine review by jamesbondjapan


  • Chateau Carbonnieux White 2006

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    I hope I am reviewing the correct wine here. I am reviewing Chateau Carbonnieux Grand Cru Classe' De Graves 2006. This is a beautiful blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillion. It has a nice beautiful nearly golden color. The clarity is pristine. There is a just less than moderate oakiness. This is probably truly the first white Bordeaux I ha... Read More

    Wine review by rhill2990


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