Chateau Caronne STE.GEMME 2010

Member Review by ttutony:

A good wine that has potential to be great in a few years.

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Château Caronnes Ste. Gemme:
The vineyard was first reported in 1648 when a local landlord, Denis de Mullet of La Tour StLambert rented it to a farmer in exchange for the wines produced. Caronne is derived from "Carona" the name of a local spring source, and Gemme a corruption of "James". In the middle-ages the locality was a parish on the grounds of a subsidiary to the Templar Headquaters at nearby ... Read more
The vineyard was first reported in 1648 when a local landlord, Denis de Mullet of La Tour StLambert rented it to a farmer in exchange for the wines produced. Caronne is derived from "Carona" the name of a local spring source, and Gemme a corruption of "James". In the middle-ages the locality was a parish on the grounds of a subsidiary to the Templar Headquaters at nearby Benon a few kilometers inland. Pilgrims on their way to Saint Jacques de Compostelle, having crossed the estuary from Blaye, would rest here before continuing their way across the Landes to the Spanish Border. The Parish was abolished during the Revolution and it is about this time that the first records of wine production at Caronne appear. In 1900 ownership of Caronne passed to Emile and Eugène Borie. The sons of Eugène would later cede their shares to their uncle and purchase Ch. Batailley and later Ducru-Beaucaillou while Emile's descendents would remain the sole owners of Caronne until this day. The property is now managed by Jean, grandson of Emile and François, his nephew. Read less
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Member Reviews for Chateau Caronne STE.GEMME

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Snooth User: ttutony
407981,093
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 10/20/2008

A good wine that has potential to be great in a few years.


Snooth User: winolee
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 03/04/2008

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


Snooth User: danwatch
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 08/09/2009

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.


Snooth User: tp096255
1460741,087
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 05/18/2009

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: zufrieden
2593863,850
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 04/29/2010

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.


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 07/03/2011

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.


Snooth User: rzakharov
39826390
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 07/22/2009

Three glasses


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External Reviews for Chateau Caronne STE.GEMME

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 01/03/2012

[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.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 01/03/2012

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.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 01/03/2012

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.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 03/02/2013

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 concentration and tannic structure.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 01/10/2013

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 10andndash;15 years of enjoyment.


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Vintage: 2005 01/24/2009

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 Caronne Ste Gemme 750ml


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 09/27/2011

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.


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