Château Caronne Ste. Gemme

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

8.857 ratings
9.06 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
Will Stanley

A textbook claret from an obviously excellent vintage, the Caronne Ste. Gemme is a commendable, age worthy wine in fine form today at eleven years of age. It has the ripe fruit of the vintage and an all round harmonious, textbook Médoc profile with rich cassis, blackberry, dark cocoa and coffee bean alongside a slight hint of bell pepper and a tarry note on the finish. Tannins are still very firm, acidity too, suggesting this will drink well on its twentieth birthday. It perhaps lacks the ‘wow’ factor of its peers, but it represents terrific value at the Cru Bourgeois level - as this estate so often does - and should not be overlooked.

A textbook claret from an obviously excellent vintage, the Caronne Ste. Gemme is a commendable, age worthy wine in fine form today at eleven years of age. It has the ripe fruit of the vintage and an all round harmonious, textbook Médoc profile with rich cassis, blackberry, dark cocoa and coffee bean alongside a slight hint of bell pepper and a tarry note on the finish. Tannins are still very firm, acidity too, suggesting this will drink well on its twentieth birthday. It perhaps lacks the ‘wow’ factor of its peers, but it represents terrific value at the Cru Bourgeois level - as this estate so often does - and should not be overlooked.

Sep 29th, 2020
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
Eric Hastings

Beverage and Bar Coordinator Jean-Georges NYC

9.1

Great with a bone-in ribeye

Great with a bone-in ribeye

Jan 5th, 2015
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.4

Yes, I do love Bordeaux. Great fruit and balanced tannins and acidity. Pencil lead...

Yes, I do love Bordeaux. Great fruit and balanced tannins and acidity. Pencil lead...

Aug 15th, 2014
Lyle Coffield

Sommelier Kokkari, Evvia Estatorios

9.0



Jul 24th, 2014
Alec Jeffery

This is why France trumps the rest when it comes to a Cabernet blend that has history, complexity and place of origin at a great price point. A great vintage does help 😊

This is why France trumps the rest when it comes to a Cabernet blend that has history, complexity and place of origin at a great price point. A great vintage does help 😊

Aug 19th, 2019
John Hatton

Very dark, very smooth, very Bordeaux.

Very dark, very smooth, very Bordeaux.

May 19th, 2016
Dan Glucksman

This was best after 5 days of being uncorked. I feel BDX 2009 was way over hyped. Wine was thin and tannic at first. Oaky and rich 5 days later.

This was best after 5 days of being uncorked. I feel BDX 2009 was way over hyped. Wine was thin and tannic at first. Oaky and rich 5 days later.

Mar 7th, 2015
Douglas Downie

Really enjoyable classic Bordeaux.

Really enjoyable classic Bordeaux.

Dec 27th, 2014
Jakub Kalinowski

Nice aromatics, fine juicy tannins, a bit hollow on the mid palate and lacks some finesse + the alc (14%) comes out on the finish. Nevertheless - a nice effort.

Nice aromatics, fine juicy tannins, a bit hollow on the mid palate and lacks some finesse + the alc (14%) comes out on the finish. Nevertheless - a nice effort.

Oct 9th, 2014