2011 Carre, Le Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • IWC 93
  • WA 91
  • JS 91

Reviews for 2011 Carre, Le Bordeaux Blend

IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2012
(85% merlot and 15% cabernet franc): Vivid very deep ruby. Sexy aromas of sweet spices and red berries with a nuance of milk chocolate. The flavorful palate features rich fruity red berries and cinnamon accented by... (85% merlot and 15% cabernet franc): Vivid very deep ruby. Sexy aromas of sweet spices and red berries with a nuance of milk chocolate. The flavorful palate features rich fruity red berries and cinnamon accented by peppery spices. Since 2008 Maltus has lowered his fermentation temperature to 28°C and reduced the length of cuvaison to about 21 days for Le Carrè which has turned out to be a good idea. This wine is made with grapes from a parcel next to Clos Fourtet on thick clay. An outstanding Le Carré.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
This parcel, owned by Jonathan Maltus, was carved out of a premier grand cru classe, and the terroir consists of a thin layer of clay over compacted white limestone. The 2011 Le Carre (85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc)... This parcel, owned by Jonathan Maltus, was carved out of a premier grand cru classe, and the terroir consists of a thin layer of clay over compacted white limestone. The 2011 Le Carre (85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc) reveals good minerality interwoven with blueberry liqueur, white flower and chalk dust characteristics in its medium to full-bodied, pure, rich, concentrated personality. The tannins are supple, and like most successful 2011s, the wine is silky and forward. This impressively-endowed St.-Emilion should drink well for 10-12 years. - Robert Parker
JS 91
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2012
This is beautiful for the vintage with bright fruit and lovely subtleties on the nose and palate. Full to medium body with fine tannins and a fresh finish.
JJB 93
Devon Magee - JJ Buckley, April 2012
Planted to 80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc this 1.5 hectare vineyard which abuts Clos Fourtet was purchased by Jonathan Malthus from Chateau Canon. The vines date back to the 1950s planted in clay and limestone soils... Planted to 80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc this 1.5 hectare vineyard which abuts Clos Fourtet was purchased by Jonathan Malthus from Chateau Canon. The vines date back to the 1950s planted in clay and limestone soils. Sweet black fruit on the nose continues on the palate and an earthy undercurrent that continues through to the finish. Medium-bodied and balanced this will need a bit of time to integrate. Another wine produced with care by Jonathan Malthus. Enjoy 2015-2022.