LE CARRE Grand Cru (Jonathan Malthus) 2008 Bottle/nc (los)
Red Still Wine | France | Bordeaux | Saint-Émilion | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Le Carre takes its name from the French word for square. The owner, Jonathan Maltus purchased the vines from Chateau Canon in 2004. Before falling under the ownership of Chateau Canon, the vines were previously part of the Chateau Cure Bon estate, that no longer exists as those vines were placed into the vineyards of Chateau Canon. The debut vintage for Maltus at his Le Carre property was 2005, which is considered to be an almost perfect year for the appellation of St. Emilion. The vineyards are planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Because no actual cellars or chateau for Le Carre exist, the wine of Le Carre is made at their other estate, Chateau Teyssier. With 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc, grown in clay and limestone, the wine shows intense minerality along with black fruits, oak, coffee and jam. The wine finishes with long notes of fresh, ripe black cherries.