Chateau Caronne Sainte-Gemme
Cru Bourgeois Haut- Medoc
Varietal: 60% cabernet sauvignon, 3% petit verdot and 37% merlot
Region and Soil: The Vineyard is made up of 45 hectares (113 acres) of a single tenant, planted on a mound of first class gravel on a base of iron rich sandstone, a little more sandy to the east, a little more clayey to the west.
Harvesting is 70% manual and 30% machine.
Vinification: The ageing of 12 months is made exclusively in the 1.000 French barrels of 225 L., of which 25% are renewed each year.
The wine is fined with egg whites and finally bottled at the vineyard 20 months after it is harvested.
Tasting Notes: Offers a dark, plush feel, with roasted fig and warm currant preserves notes flowing over dark tobacco and bittersweet cocoa flavors, followed by a solid, tarry-edged finish
James Suckling: 2015 – 90 points