Château Caronne Ste. Gemme

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

9.039 ratings
8.75 pro ratings
Haut-Médoc, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
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
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
Rob Andersen

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

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

Nov 29th, 2016
Anthony Ianni

Oh yeah. #wine

Oh yeah. #wine

Sep 1st, 2013
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Just needed time, both in storage and decant. Better on the 2nd day
Some historical stuff I found online,

The Chateau Caronne Ste. Gemme property has been making wine since the French Revolution and has existed since the mid 1600's. Now in the hands of the Nony family, who is related to the Borie family of multi-chateau fame, the estate is in excellent hands.
The vines average about thirty years of age and are located in the southwest corner of Saint Julien. The grapes are fermented in cement vats where they also undergo malolactic fermentation. From there they're aged in one third new French oak for one year before bottling.

Just needed time, both in storage and decant. Better on the 2nd day
Some historical stuff I found online,

The Chateau Caronne Ste. Gemme property has been making wine since the French Revolution and has existed since the mid 1600's. Now in the hands of the Nony family, who is related to the Borie family of multi-chateau fame, the estate is in excellent hands.
The vines average about thirty years of age and are located in the southwest corner of Saint Julien. The grapes are fermented in cement vats where they also undergo malolactic fermentation. From there they're aged in one third new French oak for one year before bottling.

Aug 2nd, 2022
Mike McGlone

Very nice. Good balance and fruit. Perfect wine with steak dinner. Wine at its peak.

Very nice. Good balance and fruit. Perfect wine with steak dinner. Wine at its peak.

Sep 21st, 2020
Joseph Gerbino

2005 prime time

2005 prime time

Apr 23rd, 2019
Mo Salem

Cooking wine at best...

Cooking wine at best...

Jan 17th, 2019
Blair Campomizzi

Drinking well, could have done with another year or two. Velvety tannins with dried fruits, mineral and hints of spice.

Drinking well, could have done with another year or two. Velvety tannins with dried fruits, mineral and hints of spice.

Mar 11th, 2018
Steve Wenc

Just a nice wine to drink on a winter night. Medium weight, nice balance and fruit. A little spicy edge.

Just a nice wine to drink on a winter night. Medium weight, nice balance and fruit. A little spicy edge.

Feb 5th, 2017