2014 Chateau Le Carre, Saint-Emilion (750ml)

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Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Saint-Emilion
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Review Score: 91WA, 91JS
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

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The 2014 Le Carre has developed throughout its barrel maturation and now in bottle. It has a generous and perfumed bouquet with incense and iris scents permeating the black cherry and blueberry fruit. There is opulence here, for sure, but it is nicely controlled. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, lithe red cherry and raspberry fruit on the entry. This Le Carré has an über-smooth texture, not a hair out of place, becoming ever spicier as it swaggers towards its finish. There is a luscious quality to this Saint Emilion—a discrete wine within Jonathan Maltus' stable, but certainly one worth investigating.

91 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Issue # Interim - Mar 2017)

There’s a slightly bready note on the nose that obscures the fruit a little, but on the palate this has a lovely combination of ripe fruit and moderately dry tannins and quite a fresh finish. Plenty of clean fruit on the finish. Drink in 2019.

91 points, James Suckling (Feb 2017)