2010 Chateau Charmail

Year: 2010
Appellation: Haut-Medoc
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 86
Wine Advocate: 90
Vinous Media: 90
James Suckling: 90--Jeff Leve: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%

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THE VINTAGE SPEAKS FOR ITSELF, VERY VERY HIGH QUALITY FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. YET ANOTHER VALUE BASED OFFERING UNDER $50!!

"This is a terrific wine from another estate that has a consistent record of excellence for close to two decades. The blend in 2010 is 50% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest mostly Cabernet Franc with just a touch of Petit Verdot. This wine became famous because of its extraordinarily long, pre-fermentation cold soak of over two weeks. This continues under the new administration, and the alcohols achieved in 2010 are at 14.2%. The wine is a big, rich, sleeper of the vintage with loads of blackberry and floral-infused blueberry fruit. Sitting across from Sociando-Mallet, this estate is certainly well-located, resting on well-drained, gravelly soils with some veins of clay running through them. The 2010 is medium to full-bodied, pure, quite fragrant and capable of lasting at least a decade." (WA)

"($26) Medium red-ruby. Cassis, licorice, fresh herbs, flowers and a suggestion of leather on the complex, inviting nose. Suave and silky in the mouth, with harmonious acidity enlivening the dark berry flavors and drawing out the finish. Lovely dry but ripe wine with a smoky note on the end. Seems gently extracted for this chateau, and all the better for it." (VM)

"A wine with beautiful aromas of pine nuts, berries and flowers. Full body, with well-integrated tannins and a fresh finish. Silky and very fine. Lovely texture. Drink or hold." (JS)

"From a blend of 50% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, this has nice fleshy textures, sweet black cherries, licorice, plums and ripe tannin in abundance. This should age for a decade or two with little trouble. This is an outstanding Bordeaux value wine. 5171 Views Tasted Nov 23, 2013" (JL)