Chateau Garonne Ste Gemme 2001 & 2002 (review)

2002 – 89 points
2001 – 86 points

From bordeaux, France.

A reliable cru bourgeois. Cabernet dominant blend. In past years I remember it for being good value (I could afford it as a student), ripe, but with old oak sometime dirty.

The 2001 is pretty impressive, dark, weighty, brawny. But some shellfish water aromas and flavours are off putting.

A half bottle of the 2002 seemed much fresher. But also richer with a touch of syrupy concentration. Very impressive for the price. Worth trying again.

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