A balanced red wine from Haut-Medoc
A cru bourgeois produced in the Haut-Medoc, Chateau Charmail is a red wine grown on a vineyard of 28 hectares. On average, the wines are 31 years old and planted on soil with clay and gravel. The wine is aged in barrels (25% are new) for 12 months.
Chateau Charmail 2016 reveals a deep ruby color, with purple tears. The aromas that develop are intense: black fruits, leather and tobacco. The attack in the mouth is ample and round, with hints of wood that are perfectly integrated. A wine that is persistent in the mouth with well-balanced tannins. To be consumed from now until 2027.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Charmail is a blend of 12% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot, 36% Merlot and 42% Cabernet Sauvignon cropped between 3-21 October and matured in one-third new oak. It has a slightly leafy bouquet that is nicely detailed, good depth with cracked black pepper emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with rustic tannin, great depth and grip, very fine salinity with a Saint-Estèphe-like structure on the finish. The 2015 Charmail was excellent and this is likewise.