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Château Le Carré

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2019
94
Medium-bodied, soft, elegant, polished and refined, the red fruits are fresh, clean and pure. The finish, with its touches of spice, espresso, mint and stone leaves you with layers of sweet, cherries that linger, allowing you to enjoy all of their sweet, fresh characteristics and the creamy-textured finish. Drink from 2024-2040.

Medium-bodied, soft, elegant, polished and refined, the red fruits are fresh, clean and pure. The finish, with its touches of spice, espresso, mint and stone leaves you with layers of sweet, cherries that linger, allowing you to enjoy all of their sweet, fresh characteristics and the creamy-textured finish. Drink from 2024-2040.

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With good color, the wine shows off its 5 spice and black pit fruit character easily. Full-bodied with soft, supple textures, you get a wall of sweet juicy fruit in the creamy finish. The wine is a bend of 85% Merlot with 15% Cabernet Franc. 93-95 Pts

With good color, the wine shows off its 5 spice and black pit fruit character easily. Full-bodied with soft, supple textures, you get a wall of sweet juicy fruit in the creamy finish. The wine is a bend of 85% Merlot with 15% Cabernet Franc. 93-95 Pts

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2018
94
Espresso, licorice, tobacco and spice hits the nose. Silky, sweet, fresh and juicy with a ripeness and purity to the fruit I really like a lot. With creamy tannins, espresso and cocoa to round things out in the endnote, give this a few years and it will be even better. The wine is a bend of 85% Merlot with 15% Cabernet Franc.

Espresso, licorice, tobacco and spice hits the nose. Silky, sweet, fresh and juicy with a ripeness and purity to the fruit I really like a lot. With creamy tannins, espresso and cocoa to round things out in the endnote, give this a few years and it will be even better. The wine is a bend of 85% Merlot with 15% Cabernet Franc.

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Spiced black cherries and espresso form the core of the wine. From there, the wine offers polished, elegant tannins and a creamy, dark cherry and vanilla-tinged finish. The wine is a bend of 85% Merlot with 15% Cabernet Franc. 93-95 Pts

Spiced black cherries and espresso form the core of the wine. From there, the wine offers polished, elegant tannins and a creamy, dark cherry and vanilla-tinged finish. The wine is a bend of 85% Merlot with 15% Cabernet Franc. 93-95 Pts

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2017
91
Deep red cherries, smoke, wood and a touch of wild strawberry create the perfume. Crafted from 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine is soft, forward, fresh and fruity.

Deep red cherries, smoke, wood and a touch of wild strawberry create the perfume. Crafted from 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine is soft, forward, fresh and fruity.

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2016
93
Smoke, wood, truffle, vanilla bean and black raspberry are the initial scents you’ll find. Full bodied, round, silky and offering, dark ripe plums and licorice on the palate, this should reward aging nicely. Made from blending 85% Merlot with 15% Cabernet, the wine reached 14.5% ABV with a pH of 3.71.

Smoke, wood, truffle, vanilla bean and black raspberry are the initial scents you’ll find. Full bodied, round, silky and offering, dark ripe plums and licorice on the palate, this should reward aging nicely. Made from blending 85% Merlot with 15% Cabernet, the wine reached 14.5% ABV with a pH of 3.71.

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2015
93
With 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, this wine shows a depth of color, sweet, ripe, fruit and sensuous textures along with length and precision.

With 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, this wine shows a depth of color, sweet, ripe, fruit and sensuous textures along with length and precision.

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2014
91
Smoky black and red fruits, licorice, floral and spicy notes open to a stony, structured, fresh, red plum-filled wine. 90-92 Pts

Smoky black and red fruits, licorice, floral and spicy notes open to a stony, structured, fresh, red plum-filled wine. 90-92 Pts

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2013
89
Smoky black cherries, coffee bean and licorice segue into an abundant helping of bright fruit and a saline, cherry finish. From a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.4% ABV and pH of 3.64. 88-90 Pts

Smoky black cherries, coffee bean and licorice segue into an abundant helping of bright fruit and a saline, cherry finish. From a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.4% ABV and pH of 3.64. 88-90 Pts

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2012
90
Blending 85% Merlot with 15% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.35% ABV with a pH 3.35. Deep in color with boysenberry, coffee, licorice, and a sweetness to the dark berries, this wine is fresh and taught with a mineral-driven finish. 89-92 Pts

Blending 85% Merlot with 15% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.35% ABV with a pH 3.35. Deep in color with boysenberry, coffee, licorice, and a sweetness to the dark berries, this wine is fresh and taught with a mineral-driven finish. 89-92 Pts

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2011
91
85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc open to black cherry, oak, licorice, caramel and smoke. The round, mineral-driven finish includes black cherry, oak and anise. 91-92 Pts

85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc open to black cherry, oak, licorice, caramel and smoke. The round, mineral-driven finish includes black cherry, oak and anise. 91-92 Pts

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2010
90
Le Carre 85% Merlot and Cabernet Franc 15% 14.65% ABV deep color stony black cherry, toast, round textured, black cherry, oak with some dryness in the finish. 89-92 Pts

Le Carre 85% Merlot and Cabernet Franc 15% 14.65% ABV deep color stony black cherry, toast, round textured, black cherry, oak with some dryness in the finish. 89-92 Pts

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2009
92
2009 Le Carre has caramel, dark berry, licorice, and coffee aromas. This full bodied wine ends with chocolate covered dark berries, licorice, and plums. 91-93 Pts

2009 Le Carre has caramel, dark berry, licorice, and coffee aromas. This full bodied wine ends with chocolate covered dark berries, licorice, and plums. 91-93 Pts

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2008
91
08 Château La Carre. The château is next to Clos Fourtet, just outside the walls of St. Emilion. The vineyards have several vine plots close to 50 years old. 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. 90-92 Pts

08 Château La Carre. The château is next to Clos Fourtet, just outside the walls of St. Emilion. The vineyards have several vine plots close to 50 years old. 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. 90-92 Pts

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2005
92
Le Carre is tight at the moment. Air and a lot coaxing brought out crushed stone, licorice, black cherry and spice notes. This wine has gone to sleep. Based on previous tasting's, this will improve when it wakes up. I would not open this for at least 5-8 years.

Le Carre is tight at the moment. Air and a lot coaxing brought out crushed stone, licorice, black cherry and spice notes. This wine has gone to sleep. Based on previous tasting's, this will improve when it wakes up. I would not open this for at least 5-8 years.

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The name, which means square in French, is anything but square. Black fruit with tropical accents make up the aromatics. This opulent, full bodied wine ends in a blackberry, licorice filled finish. Interestingly, Les Asteries and La Carre (both made by Maltus) are only about 100 yards apart, yet they are very different wines.

The name, which means square in French, is anything but square. Black fruit with tropical accents make up the aromatics. This opulent, full bodied wine ends in a blackberry, licorice filled finish. Interestingly, Les Asteries and La Carre (both made by Maltus) are only about 100 yards apart, yet they are very different wines.

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