2015 Chateau Charmail

Year: 2015
Appellation: Haut-Medoc
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 87
Vinous Media: 90
James Suckling: 90
Jeb Dunnuck: 92
Wine Enthusiast: 91
Jeff Leve: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
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"Aged for 12 months in 25% new, 25% one-year-old and 50% two-year-old French oak barrels and a blend of 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 11% Petit Verdot, the 2015 Charmail is medium to deep garnet-purple in color with an enticing nose of crushed black currants and black raspberries notes with touches of spice box and dried leaves. Medium-bodied, it offers a good amount of juicy black and red fruits with grippy tannins and appealing freshness." (WA)

"The 2016 Charmail has turned out beautifully. Dark cherry, plum, bittersweet chocolate, leA sleeper of the vintage, the 2015 Charmail has turned out beautifully. The interplay of intense dark fruit and savory notes yields an expressive Haut-Médoc of character and distinction. Best of all, the 2015 is a superb value. The blend is 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 13% Petit Verdot." (VM)

"Lots of dried fruit with berry and fig undertones. Full body, chewy tannins and a structured finish. A dense and rich wine. Needs time to soften. Try in 2020." (JS)

"A Jeffrey Davies Selection and a blockbuster that should be snatched up is the 2015 Château Charmail, which comes from a 28.5-hectare vineyard planted in clay and gravel soils. Based on 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this is one seriously good bottle of wine that’s loaded with raspberry, cherry, and strawberry fruit as well as lots of spice and floral nuances. Incredibly elegant and perfectly balanced, with a seductive personality that keeps you coming back to the glass, buy a case for drinking over the coming decade. Tasted twice." (JD)

"This ripe wine has dusty tannins, a good balance between fruit and tannin, and considerable potential. The dry core of tannins will soften while the black plum and berry fruits are already juicy and rich. This wine will age well; drink from 2024. -Roger Voss" (WE)

"With ripe, juice, fruit, soft tannins and a finish that delivers with a light, soft, deep red berry touch, give this a few years and it will be even better. 2549 Views Tasted May 21, 2018" (JL)