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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  • Chateau Caronne Ste. Gemme Haut Medoc Msc 2009

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    Offers a dark, plush fell, with roasted fig and warm currant preserves ... Drink now through 2019. -JM Read More

    Wine review by Wine Spectator Lists


  • Caronne Ste Gemme 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by Sandro Nunes


  • Caronne Ste Gemme 2004

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    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 ... Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2


  • Caronne Ste. Gemme Haut-Médoc 1997

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    Suprisingly, considering the (at best) medicore vintage, the wine displayed an excellent nose and held plenty of ripe fruit. The finish was long and smooth without being overbearing and a pleasant, if muted, hint of oak helped to give the wine an excellent rounded balance. Food pairings. Game, Beef, Roquefort or similar cheeses.88/100 Read More

    Wine review by Lee Adams


  • Caronne Ste Gemme 2004

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    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 Van... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Caronne Ste. Gemme Haut-Médoc 1996

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    No written review

    Wine review by jtran22


  • Caronne Ste. Gemme Haut-Médoc 1995

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    No written review

    Wine review by Ulli


  • Caronne Ste. Gemme Haut-Médoc 1995

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    I have finished even now a bottle. Great! Very balanced and tasty. Read More

    Wine review by Ulli


  • Rood Château Caronne Ste Gemme Cru Bourgeois Supérieur 60 Cabernet Sauvignon 37 Merlot Petit Verdot Frankrijk Bordeaux 2006

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    Very nice wine with grapey fruit, good tannins, spice, pepper, balanced, with a decent finish. Excellent value, as this wine has distinctive qualities with a good bang for the buck. Read More

    Wine review by edub


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  • Caronne Ste Gemme 2005

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    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. Read More

    Wine review by danwatch


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