2004 Château Caronne Ste. Gemme
Date: November 2008 Tasting Bar Price: $2.20/taste Half Off Tuesday Price: $1.10/tasteGood Bordeaux in my opinion is difficult to find for a reasonable price but I believe we've found one! This has true Bordeaux character with it's pencil lead undertones and soft dried fruit. It's also got some more secondary flavors that will develop more if you decant it. It's a medium to full bodied wine with soft tannins and a longer finish. - Maggie's Staff PickOffers raisin and dried fruit, with very ripe fruit aromas and coffee and oak undertones. Full-bodied, with velvety read more...tannins and a long finish. This is pumped up, but I like the flamboyant character.The 45 hactares of vines, which have the Haut-Médoc appellation, sit on a gravel plateau typical of the Médoc, over an iron rich clay-sandstone base at the western end and a more sandy mix towards the Gironde. The encépagement is also fairly typical; there is a dominance of Cabernet Sauvignon, with a little less Merlot and just a few Petit Verdot vines. They are planted at a density of 10000 vines/ha, and have an average age of 25 years. (hide)
SChateau Caronne St Gemme Haut Medoc 2004. Supple with upfront fruit and soft tannins. Drink 2007 - 2017.
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 85.6 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 5 notes)
User Tasting Note
mywinespacedark ruby colour, some thinning on rim. dark fruit and deep Christmas cake aromas touch herbaceous and mint notes. soft blackcurrant notes with upfront freshness and eucalyptus notes. tannins obvious on finish but well integrated. slightly lacking in fruit - prob past best, missing fruit.
kraham12good for price, but nothing special. smooth but not a ton of flavor.
AlbertLrvf: NA. 4 magnum
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