2010 Chateau Le Carre (Case of Twelve)

Year: 2010
Appellation: Saint-Emilion
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 91-94
Wine Advocate: 92-94
Vinous Media: 88-91
Jeff Leve: 89-92
James Suckling: 90-91
Red Wine


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"Quite ripe, with an almost sweet feel to the blueberry, blackberry and boysenberry notes. This has a very creamy and flattering mouthfeel, but there's freshness as well, buried on the finish and adding length." (WS)

"Much of La Carre’s tiny production (a total of 300 or so cases) comes from high class real estate near Chateau Canon and Clos Fourtet on the limestone plateau and hillsides of St.-Emilion. A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc aged in 80% new oak, the 2010 exhibits a dense purple color, abundant black fruit characteristics, undeniable sucrosity, a big, juicy texture, beautiful purity and a long finish with the oak present, but subtle. It will probably reveal more tannin after bottling, and should age well for 15 or more years." (WA)

"(an 85/15 blend of merlot and cabernet franc; 3.7 pH; 14.7 % alcohol) Deep ruby. Perfumed aromas of ripe red cherry, sweet spices and aromatic herbs. Fresh and clean in the mouth, with flavors similar to the aromas. The long finish features supple mounting tannins. This parcel of vines, situated next to Clos Fourtet, was originally purchased from Chateau Canon." (IWC)

"Le Carre 85% Merlot and Cabernet Franc 15% 14.65% alcohol deep color stony black cherry, toast, round textured, black cherry, oak with some dryness in the finish." JL)

"Some mineral and blueberry character. Full body, firm tannins. Not giving that much now.$$" (JS)