Pessac-Léognan is a French wine produced around Pessac and Léognan, in the Graves vineyard, one of the subdivisions of the Bordeaux vineyard. The red wines of Pessac-Léognan are elegant and concentrated, with a medium to full-bodied body. They offer distinct aromas and flavours of minerals and earth, and may have a lush fruit or smoky tobacco character. The white wines of Pessac-Léognan are dry, unlike the famous sweet white wines of Sauternes. They are generally crisp and mineral with hints of citrus, often with a rich oak ageing character and capable of improving with further age.


How to taste a Pessac-Léognan ?

To the eye: the robe of red Pessac-Léognan announces elegance and ageing potential. Deep red with purple or black cherry tints. The white Pessac-Léognan has a beautiful appearance. Brilliant golden yellow, almost white, or shimmering with green tints. Always elegant.

Nose: the bouquet of the red wines develops dominant aromas of ripe red fruits and floral notes, such as violet, giving it complexity and power. White Pessac-Léognan develops delicate aromas of toast, lemon, exotic fruits and hazelnut.

Palate: in its young years, red Pessac-Léognan is full-bodied, but balanced and elegant. One finds aromas of fruit, undergrowth and warm earth. As it ages, the palette widens: dried fruit, game, cocoa and roasted notes. The white wine is full-bodied and complex, fat and unctuous, and very fresh. We can say that it is balanced.


Top 5 anecdotes to know about Pessac Léognan :


- 1: Pessac Léognan is the most recent creation among the great Bordeaux appellations. It was created in 1987.


- 2 : The appellation is known for producing superb dry white Bordeaux wines as well as red Bordeaux wines. 20% of the Pessac Leognan appellation is dedicated to the production of white Bordeaux wines.


- 3 : It is the only important Bordeaux appellation located inside a city.


- 4 : It is also the only appellation outside the Médoc to have a château classified in the 1855 classification. Chateau Haut Brion has obtained the status of first grand cru classé.


- 5: Haut Brion can boast of being the first Bordeaux wine to have been professionally reviewed, as Samuel Pepys wrote about it on Friday, April 10, 1663.


Our other Pessac-Leognan wines

We find of course the 1er Grand Cru Classé, Château Haut Brion, but also other references well known to lovers of great Bordeaux wines: CarbonnieuxDomaine de ChevalierFieuzalHaut-BaillyLatour-MartillacLes Carmes Haut-BrionMalartic-LagraviereMission Haut-BrionPape ClémentSmith Haut Lafitte and many others.


The Best Vintages of Pessac-Léognan

For lovers of old vintages, it is essential to know the good years for a grand cru of Pessac Léognan. The best vintages are : 2018, 2016, 2015, 2010, 2009, 2005, 2000, 1989, 1961, 1959, 1945.


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Clos Marsalette
Red2016 Bordeaux Pessac-Léognan
92/100 Wine SpectatorWS
90-92/100 Robert ParkerRP

31 in stock

Château Carbonnieux 2019
Red2019 Bordeaux Pessac-Léognan
91/100 Wine SpectatorWS
91-93/100 Robert ParkerRP

11 in stock

Château Pape Clément 2016
Red2016 Bordeaux Pessac-Léognan
96/100 Wine SpectatorWS
95-97/100 Robert ParkerRP
Regular price 122

50 in stock

Les vins rouges de Pessac Leognan sont réputés pour être des vins de grande garde et peuvent être conservé entre 5 et 25 ans selon la qualité du millésime et du Château. Certains grands crus classés tel que Haut Brion, dans les grands millésimes, peuvent être gardés jusqu'à 50 ans. Consultez les prix des Pessac Léognan

Le prix des vins de Pauillac va de 30€ à plus de 1000€ pour les châteaux les plus prestigieux tel que Haut Brion. En moyenne, pour un grand vin de Pessac le prix tourne autour de 40€. Consultez les prix des Pessac

De l'avis des plus grands dégustateurs tel que Robert Parker, les meilleurs châteaux de Pessac sont : Haut Brion, Domaine de Chevalier, Mission Haut Brion, Pape ClémentSmith Haut Lafitte et Haut Bailly.

De l'avis des dégustateurs, les plus grands millésimes des vins de Pauillac sont : 194519591961, 1989198219902000, 200520092010, 2015 et 2016.

Les vins de Pessac Leognan sont puissants. Il est donc nécessaire de l’accompagner avec des mets de caractère tel que du canard ou du gibierDécouvrez nos conseils d'accord mets et vins