Chateau Charmail Haut-Medoc 2016

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Country/State: France
Color: Red
Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Sub-Region: Haut-Medoc
Region: Bordeaux
Newsletter Wines: September 2019 Newsletter
A real-deal, estate grown Bordeaux for twenty bucks. Drinnk now or cellar for a decade, you can't go wrong!
91+ Wine Advocate (11/30/2018) "The 2016 Charmail is blended of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot aged for 12 months in roughly one-third each new, one-year-old and two-year-old French oak barrels. Deep garnet-purple in color, it delivers intense scents of creme de cassis, cedar chest and pencil lead with touches of yeast extract and menthol. Medium to full-bodied with a firm frame of chewy tannins and plenty of mint-laced fruit, it finishes just a little woody at this youthful stage but should dial that in beautifully with another year or two in bottle. Drink Date 2019 - 2033."
92 Jeb Dunnuck (2/28/2019) "From a 28.5-hectare vineyard overlooking the Gironde River on the northern side of Saint-Estephe, the 2016 Chateau Charmail is one of those hidden gems in the vintage that should be snatched up by readers. It's a medium to full-bodied, elegant, classic wine that offers lots of darker fruits (cassis and blackberry), spice, new saddle leather, and leafy herbs as well as a kiss of damp earth. It has terrific balance and is going to keep for 15-20 years. The blend is 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot, all brought up in one-third new French oak. A total of 80% of the production went into the grand vin. Maturity 2019 - 2039."
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750 ML
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