A balanced red wine from Haut-Médoc
A Cru bourgeois produced in the Haut-Médoc appellation, Château Charmail is a red wine from a vineyard of 28 hectares. The vines, which are 31 years old on average, are planted on soils made of clayey gravel. The wine is aged in barrel (25% in new barrels) for 12 months.
Château Charmail 2016 boasts a deep, ruby colour with shades of purple. The nose is intense, developing aromas of black fruits, leather and tobacco. The attack on palate combines amplitude and roundness, with a perfectly integrated woodiness. The wine is persistent in the mouth thanks to a fullness and perfectly balanced tannins. To be consumed before 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.