The OLD BRIDGE
The OLD BRIDGE Wine Shop
At every price level, an outstanding selection of wines chosen by John Hoskins MW
2011 Château CARONNE STE GEMME. Haut Médoc (Magnum)
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Area: A 50 hectare estate in the central Médoc, just to the south of St Julien. Ste Gemme is a derivative of St James, a local parish, and Carona is a nearby spring. Records go back to 1648, owned by the Borie family since 1900. The vineyards are on a typical gravel plateau.
Grape Variety: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, aged in oak (20% new) for 12 months.
Vintage: 2011 Under-rated year - wines of elegance and class. This is approachable now, but benefits from decanting an hour in advance
Old Bridge Rating: Classic claret - dry and serious but brilliant with food
£49.50 per bottle
£47.03 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£44.55 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles
5% discount on mixed cases of 6.
10% discount on mixed cases of 12.