Le Carre is a single-vineyard of just over one and a half hectares that borders Clos Fourtet, near the center of the town of Saint Emilion. This vintage has a plethora of black fruits, crushed rocks and flowers, all which are nicely wrapped in new oak, where it undergoes malolactic fermentation and ages. While predominately composed ofMerlot (80%), there is also a Cabernet Franc complement (20%).This gives the fruit a complex nature, reminiscent of leather and cedar.
The 2010 vintage was rather dry with a combination of warm days and cool nights. The resulting wines are big, tannic, and structured, requiring generous time to develop.
My rating: 97.5! Critic says: 95 (wine advocate)