Saturday, 29 February 2020
2015 Château Charmail
When the subject of Bordeaux is brought up it takes about five minutes before the current tariffs comes up. And when I´m in the mood I can join the choir that reminice over past times when "we bought Premier Cru´s for 50 Euro a bottle"...
But - the 1855 classification only stands for about 3% of the total production of red wines in Bordeaux. There are lots of interesting wines to taste and buy. Some for a song. Like this one. 20 Euro.
The nose is classic in a modern sense, with notes of graphite, black currants (although Merlot is the majority grape), plums, tobacco and sage. Delicate and fine. A hint of maturity.
The taste is medium bodied with a fine dryness and notes of plums, tobacco, dark chocolate and fresh herbs. A tad short but with with a meatloaf with a creamsauce cooked on oxtails, it was a great companion. Info here.
88p (tasted 2020/02)