LE CARRE Grand Cru (Jonathan Malthus) 2012 Bottle(ck)
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. Blending 85% Merlot with 15% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.35% alcohol. Deep in colour with boysenberry, coffee, licorice, and a sweetness to the dark berries, this wine is fresh and taught with a mineral-driven finish.