2015 Chateau Caronne Ste Gemme Landot
2015 Chateau Caronne Ste Gemme Landot They make 19 000 cases of the regular wine and they make 400 cases of the Landot
Aromas of plums, wet earth and minerals follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins that are polished and clean. I like the walnut and fruity character in a subtle and reserved way. Needs at least five or six years of bottle age to come together. Very fine indeed.
Supple tannins and attractive camphor, mulberry, black currant and dusty, earthy notes are present in this full-bodied, legitimate sleeper of the vintage. The purity, texture, pure charm and depth of this wine are impressive. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.
Well-structured, with tobacco and cedar framing damson plum, cassis and black cherry fruit. The tobacco edge re-emerges on the finish, with savory and dark olive notes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Merlot. Best from 2020 through 2030.
The 2015 vintage for Bordeaux rival the greatest of all-time 2009, 2000, 82, 61 and 1945. Does not get better. One of the finest producers in the Medoc is Chateau Caronne Ste Gemme. Situated next to Château Gruaud Larose, just outside of St Juliene, this estate possesses top class vineyards producing fruit worthy of Classified Growth status. What many do not know is that Caronne Ste Gemme makes a special wine from their finest vineyard block that normally never leaves the Chateau that we have been able to get our hands on from the incredible 2015 vintage that we can offer you today for $36.99 that will absolutely blow your mind. They make 19 000 cases of their regular and they make only 400 cases a year of this wine. The wine is called Landot and reminds me of Leoville Poyferre or a great classified St Julien. If you love Bordeaux this a tremendous wine at the price. Cabernet based, left bank stunners from a great vintages that are totally under-valued. We have a very limited amount to offer.
“Caronne’s soil has unlimited potential; a superb island of vines on a gravel plateau south of the most famous St Julien estates”- Tom Stevenson – Writer for Wine, Decanter and Wine & Spirits Magazines and author of Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia. Dating from 1648 the Landot is a parcel of the oldest vines of the highest quality from the Chateau Caronne Ste Gemme bordering the south of the St Julien appellation and its famed growths. The soil is made of deep gravel from the gunzien period on an iron rich sandstone layer. This is an insane opportunity on hard-core left bank, cabernet based Bordeaux from a all-time great vintage.