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A good wine that has potential to be great in a few years. Read more
The other wine we tasted, next to the Ch Pipeau - so we had a right bank bordeaux, and this one is a left bank bordeaux. In the beginning, this wa... Read more
Young and slightly tannic with medium body and raisin with leather bouquet. Ripe fruit taste and opaque color. This wine will improve and should ... Read more
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A good wine that has potential to be great in a few years.
The other wine we tasted, next to the Ch Pipeau - so we had a right bank bordeaux, and this one is a left bank bordeaux. In the beginning, this was closed, hard to drink, very tannic and has an astringent taste. After it was left to breathe for a while and with food, it showed a lot better. Noses of cherries and a bit of vanilla. It was earthy, slightly peppery, some minerals. Tannins were a bit acidic, finish was a bit hot but lingering. It does show a lot of character. I'd love to open one of these again in a couple more years, when its been aged for 10 yrs or more. Also need to have a piece of steak laying around when you open this one. WA 88-90; WS 89-91; WE 91
Young and slightly tannic with medium body and raisin with leather bouquet. Ripe fruit taste and opaque color. This wine will improve and should be left in the cellar until 2011 and beyond.
Lots and lots of leathery tannins. Also plenty of microscopic sediment that you wouldn't notice if you weren't looking closely. Don't let that scare you though because my wife didn't even notice it. She loved this wine, while I was apathetic. Nothing really stood out to me. It is not bad wine by any means. Just not very memorable. Anyways, this paired great with a roasted hunk of beef and al dente corn on the cob.
An inviting licorice and coffee nose. More licorice and stewed fruit on the palate with balance and elegance for the price with a lengthy, medium finish. Tannins are soft and approachable now - although this wine could be racked in the cellar for 2-3 more years. A decent rendering of the Haut-Medoc at a reasonable price. Tasted at the 2010 Vancouver International Wine Festival.
2003 was a year of drought in Bordeax. The vines were stressed, and the fruit highly extracted. The 2003 Caronne was a beautiful color, and the black fruit and briar assaulted your senses. It was somewhat fruit forward, with layers of fruit, herbs, and very low acidity. It was a bit astringent on the finish, but this characteristic should fade as it picks up a few years in the cellar.
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[Barrel tasting] Lots of berry and chocolate character with hints of vanilla. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and silky tannins. Impressive. Almost hard to believe, itrsquo;s so good. Almost 92ndash;94.
Considerable depth of flavor here, with complex ripe tannins, topping the dense black fruits. Therersquo;s spice from the wood, some stalky tannins from the fruit, and an edge of youth that will need 3ndash;4 years to show its potential.
Complex, classic Bordeaux elegance with a depth and purity of fruit found only in the greatest of vintages. Blackberries, cedar, anise and wild blueberries flavor this medium- to full-bodied Cabernet blend. Young and balanced, this wine holds promise for 10ndash;15 years of enjoyment.
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!
The aromas here are seriously woody, and that problem also appears on the palate. It has fruit, but the weight to balance is not there yet. This should develop over the next 4-5 years, but the wood is always going to be a major feature.
The aromas here are seriously woody, and that problem also appears on the palate. It has fruit, but the weight to balance is not there yet. This should develop over the next 4ndash;5 years, but the wood is always going to be a major feature.
A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 Caronne Ste Gemme 750ml
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