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47 Ratings
Château Caronne Ste. Gemme Haut-Médoc

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Wine Description

(2010 Vintage) Traditional with 10,000 vines per hectare , trellised and plowed . The harvest is done manually and 70% to 30% with a machine. Winemaking : Stemming complete with a light pressing and fermentation vats thermo cement or steel from eight to ten days with light pumping . Maceration of about three weeks

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    A blackcurrant and cassis-like nose leads to a classic Medoc earthy finish. This wine is well-balanced with a freshness of fruit that is a hallmark of this vintage. It should age well for 5-10 more years.

    almost 8 years
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    rich earthy moss. begs for food.

    over 8 years
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    fruit forward, full body delish

    over 4 years
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    Tried in bev mgmt with steak

    almost 6 years
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage) This is a presale offer! Full payment is required on all presales. Wine is due in Spring/Summer of 2008. "Space limitations did not allow complete tasting notes for this Cru Bourgeois, but 2005 is the finest vintage for these wines since 1982. The range of scores for these wines should give readers an idea of just how consistent this vintage is at this level. Given the style of the vintage, most of these wines should be accessible young yet evolve for a decade or more because of their concentrat...
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2005 Vintage) Chacirc;teau Caronnes Ste Gemme is a rare bargain from the stellar 2000 vintage. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, itrsquo;s rich ruby color indicates sweetly blackberry and cassis aromas. Full with firm tannins, itrsquo;s loaded with black currant, cedar, and twiggy mint. For the price, itrsquo;s worth grabbing at least two bottles: one to drink now, and one to cellar for a few more years!
  • Wine Spectator
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/98
  • Wine Spectator
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/04