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 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 Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

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  • Caronne Ste Gemme 2004

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    Wine review by rzakharov


  • Caronne Sainte Gemme Cru Bourgeois 1999

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    Wine review by Andrij


  • Caronne Ste. Gemme Haut-Médoc 2006

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    Not bad but the body and structure is kind of week and cannot be remain in good condition in the glass for a long time. Read More

    Wine review by show


  • Caronne Ste. Gemme Haut-Médoc 2001

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    For the price, absolutely stunning. Superb value for money. Cedar box, black currant, strawberries. Read More

    Wine review by Sovereign89


  • Caronne Ste Gemme 2005

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

    Wine review by ttutony


  • Caronne Ste Gemme 1990

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    The 1990 surprised all of us with its resiliency. The 1990 when poured looked beautiful. A bit duller in color and showing a bit of browning at the meniscus, the wine still had lots of fruit. The wine also had layers of earth, mushroom and some smoke finishing with smooth tannins. The wine was a pleasure to drink. I am not sure how many more yea... Read More

    Wine review by WineGent


  • Caronne Ste Gemme 2005

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    Wine review by rooster76


  • Caronne Sainte Gemme Cru Bourgeois 1999

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    Wine review by Balthazar132


  • Caronne Ste Gemme 2005

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    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 eart... Read More

    Wine review by winolee


  • Chateau Ste. Gemme Haut Medoc 2000

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    Great low cost Bordeaux thats starting to open up now Read More

    Wine review by Methuselah20


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