The typicity of a wine from Haut-Medoc
Located on the shores of the Gironde, on the Left Bank of Bordeaux, Chateau Charmail has established itself as one of the most beautiful references of Crus Bourgeois of Haut-Medoc.
The Chateau Charmail estate is home to an exceptional 28.5-hectares vineyard of vines planted in clay-gravelly soils, all the way up to the river. The estate is planted with 41.2% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11.2% Cabernet Franc and 11.2% Petit Verdot.
The winemaking was carried out by the famous oenologist Hubert de Bouard.
The Chateau Charmail 2018 represents a sure value from the Haut-Medoc, in a very great vintage.
Parker : 89-91 / 100
J. Suckling : 92 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2018 Charmail comes from the lieu-dit Charmail in Saint-Seurin-de-Cadourne. The blend is 39% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc and 11% Petit Verdot. Aging is projected to run 12 months in 30% new oak barrels. The rest of the wine is aging in 17-hectoliter concrete eggs and 500-liter barrels. Deep garnet-purple colored, it gives up very spicy notes of cracked black pepper, cumin seed and cloves over a core of warm plums, blackcurrant cordial, underbrush and a waft of cedar. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm, grainy line cutting through the muscular fruit, finishing with a lively herbal lift.