Thursday, May 28, 2009

2007 Chateau Tour Leognan Pessac-Leognan Blanc

I love white Bordeaux! They are very easy drinking, very food friendly and refreshing white wines that go with any occasion. This particular white Bordeaux is produced by Chateau Carbonnieux, a notably Grand Cru Classe from the subregion of Graves. Located to the north of Graves, Pessac Leognan decided to become its own appellation in 1987 as a subregion to Graves in order to represent the areas better known producers. Within Pessac Leognan there are 17 Grand Cru Classe chateaus, making this appellation one of the best well known appellations for white Bordeaux. This blend of 65% Sauvignon Blanc and 35% Semillon has aromas of lemons, wheat and minerals. A palate that comes off clean and crisp with citrus, pear and apple flavors that coat your tongue. The Semillon helps to tone down the acidity of the Sauvignon Blanc leaving you with long dry finish with a hint of oak.

Rating: 9.2 out of 10

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