2005 Chateau Caronne Ste. Gemme 3.0 L

Year: 2005
Appellation: Haut-Medoc
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 88-90
Wine Enthusiast: 90--Jeff Leve: 85
Red Wine

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LET ME REMIND YOU THAT ALL IT TAKES IS EIGHT PEOPLE, A HALF BOTTLE CONSUMED EACH, AND YOU HAVE DONE A 3.0L. NOTHING ADORNS A PARTY OR DINNER TABLE LIKE A DOUBLE MAGNUM! ENJOY & GOOD DRINKING

"Offers raisin and dried fruit, with very ripe fruit aromas and coffee and oak undertones. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long finish. This is pumped up, but I like the flamboyant character. Best after 2011. 20,000 cases made." (WS)

"Space limitations did not allow complete tasting notes for this Cru Bourgeois, but 2005 is the finest vintage for these wines since 1982. The range of scores for these wines should give readers an idea of just how consistent this vintage is at this level. Given the style of the vintage, most of these wines should be accessible young yet evolve for a decade or more because of their concentration and tannic structure." (WA)

"Considerable depth of flavor here, with complex ripe tannins, topping the dense black fruits. There’s spice from the wood, some stalky tannins from the fruit, and an edge of youth that will need 3–4 years to show its potential." (WE)

"Easy going, simple, medium bodied wine, with a slightly rustic nature without faults, or virtues. Due to its low price and large production, the wine is quite popular. 85 points - Tasted Aug 8, 2013" (JL)