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 the wine is silky and forward. This impressively-endowed St.-Emilion should drink well for 10-12 years. Only 300 cases were produced
Le Carre meaning The Square became the newest of the ‘single vineyard series’ wines in 2005. These wines are made in small quantities and are based on the Cotes Cru Classe land that surrounds the town of Saint Emilion. This vineyard came from Château Canon Premier Grand Cru Classe vineyard. Le Carre is a generous wine as Robert Parker said – “packed and stacked”! The soil/terroir is a thicker layer of clay than Les Asteries with limestone that errs on the side of almost being town building stone. Two runs of green harvesting ensure that the cropping level stays down at below 30 hl/ha – four bunches to the vine. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc is the make up of the vineyard.