Château Caronne Ste. Gemme

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

8.8269 ratings
8.825 pro ratings
Haut-Médoc, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Dan R
8.7

From 375. Solid red fruited old school Bordeaux. Lean and direct, with firm tannins and good balance of fruit and savory. No frills, excellent brasserie wine.

From 375. Solid red fruited old school Bordeaux. Lean and direct, with firm tannins and good balance of fruit and savory. No frills, excellent brasserie wine.

Jul 31st, 2019
Allison Lyzenga

Medium garnet; medium plus intensity aromas of dusty red and black fruit, black plum, black currant, black cherry, red plum, leather, old wood, cloves; dry, medium acid, medium plus tannins, medium alcohol, full bodied, medium plus intensity flavors of dried red and black fruit, black cherry, black plum, dusty wood, old leather, clove; long finish, a bit past its prime

Medium garnet; medium plus intensity aromas of dusty red and black fruit, black plum, black currant, black cherry, red plum, leather, old wood, cloves; dry, medium acid, medium plus tannins, medium alcohol, full bodied, medium plus intensity flavors of dried red and black fruit, black cherry, black plum, dusty wood, old leather, clove; long finish, a bit past its prime

Jun 2nd, 2019
Jay Kline

My last 375mL of 2010 and this was the best yet. Plums, cassis, pipe tobacco, damp hollowed out log, leather and olive tapenade. Pretty awesome for a Cru Bourgeois.

My last 375mL of 2010 and this was the best yet. Plums, cassis, pipe tobacco, damp hollowed out log, leather and olive tapenade. Pretty awesome for a Cru Bourgeois.

May 28th, 2019
Dan R
8.6

Good producer, tough vintage. Fruit fades quickly, leaving wood and nutty notes a bit apparent. Dumb phase?

Good producer, tough vintage. Fruit fades quickly, leaving wood and nutty notes a bit apparent. Dumb phase?

Jan 17th, 2019
Zack Klug

Yass Kween

Yass Kween

1 person found it helpfulJul 9th, 2016
Christopher Olin

pretty good. decent fruit, but still fairly primary. tannins not too resolved.

pretty good. decent fruit, but still fairly primary. tannins not too resolved.

1 person found it helpfulOct 26th, 2014
Christian Baeppler

Good value BDX, reflective of the 2009 vintage, balanced combo of fruit and earth, loads of extract, roasted figs, cassis, slightly earthy with some leafiness 14%.

Good value BDX, reflective of the 2009 vintage, balanced combo of fruit and earth, loads of extract, roasted figs, cassis, slightly earthy with some leafiness 14%.

1 person found it helpfulDec 3rd, 2013
Rob Andersen

Pretty outstanding for 10 year-old $20 Cru Bourgeois!

Pretty outstanding for 10 year-old $20 Cru Bourgeois!

Nov 29th, 2016
Pierpaolo Petrassi MW

Master of Wine; Head of Beer, Wine & Spirits Waitrose

9.0

2004 was an average Bordeaux vintage but the better Châteaux made good wines. This reliable Crû Borgeois was a case in point with nice cassis fruit balanced by judicious oak & a lovely freshness. Pleasing hints of cedar & tobacco creeping in to add complexity. Showing very well for an 11 year old wine. Fab.

2004 was an average Bordeaux vintage but the better Châteaux made good wines. This reliable Crû Borgeois was a case in point with nice cassis fruit balanced by judicious oak & a lovely freshness. Pleasing hints of cedar & tobacco creeping in to add complexity. Showing very well for an 11 year old wine. Fab.

Mar 27th, 2016
Jay Kline

Tart mulberries and kirsch. Tannic beast at the moment. Needs time to become more refined

Tart mulberries and kirsch. Tannic beast at the moment. Needs time to become more refined

Aug 13th, 2015