Saturday 29 February 2020

2015 Château Charmail

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)

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