Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France
Vinous 91 points! Wine Advocate 91+ points! James Suckling 91 points!
Chateau Charmail Haut-Medoc is a beautiful red wine gem from the excellent 2016 vintage in Bordeaux. Charmail is on the banks of the Gironde River, which makes for milder temperatures and shelters it from winter frosts, which can have disastrous effects on the vines. Neighboring the Saint-Estephe appellation, the property offers a truly magnificent view. The vineyard is made up of one single plot, which extends right to the water's edge.
"The 2016 Charmail has turned out beautifully. Dark cherry, plum, bittersweet chocolate, leather, tobacco and spice give the 2016 notable richness and density. Powerful and very ripe in style, the 2016 has so much to offer. The 2016 is a big wine with tons of character and sheer personality."--Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January/2019, 91 points!
"The 2016 Charmail is blended of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot aged for 12 months in roughly one-third each new, one-year-old and two-year-old French oak barrels. Deep garnet-purple in color, it delivers intense scents of crème de cassis, cedar chest and pencil lead with touches of yeast extract and menthol. Medium to full-bodied with a firm frame of chewy tannins and plenty of mint-laced fruit, it finishes just a little woody at this youthful stage but should dial that in beautifully with another year or two in bottle." Drink 2021-2035-Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, November/2018, 91+ points!
Enjoy Chateau Charmail Haut-Medoc with roast beef, veal, ratatouille, and aged cheeses.