Château Charmail 2015 Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois


"This is a terrific wine" - Robert Parker. Château Charmail is a hidden gem in the Cru Bourgeois world, and we have been lucky to get our hands on this 2015, an outstanding vintage in Bordeaux. Very consistent over the years, it has a growing and well-deserved reputation. Medium to full-bodied, it shows fine aromas of small berries and spices, ending on a light wooden touch. Tannins are present but well-balanced. A perfect wine for a festive meal, absolutely ready to drink now or in the next few years.

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Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grapes
Château Charmail
2015
AOC Haut-Médoc
Cru Bourgeois
Bordeaux
Dry Red wine
40% Merlot
38% Cabernet Sauvignon
12% Cabernet Franc
10% Petit Verdot
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
from now to 2025
Decant 1 hour before
16-17°C
Roasted poultry
grilled beef
duck breast
mature cheese
 BodyBody Scale Red WineBarrel.pngTechnical stuffChâteau Charmail Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois
 OakOak Scale Red Wine 
Soil
Vineyard
Vines
Yield
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Clay, Gravel
27 Hectares
33 years old
42 hl/ha
Manual
14%
12 months in oak barrels (25% new oak)
 FruitFruit Scale Red Wine
Expert.pngWhat experts say
The Decanter

88/100 "Good Cabernet-Merlot blend showing both flesh and charm. A very attractive wine."

Jancis Robinson

16/20 "41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 11% Petit Verdot. Dark purplish crimson. Very light nose. Sweet start. Easy to like – already accessible – even if sweeter than classic claret."

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

87/100 "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."

Wine Enthusiast

91/100 "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."

Wine Spectator

88/100 "Sanguine-edged red and black currant fruit mixes with an iron hint before following through on a tobacco-edged finish in this red, which is not big, but has some range and purity. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot." (previous vintage)

Guide Hachette des Vins

2*

Gault & Millau

15/20

 

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Château Charmail 2015 Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois

Château Charmail 2015 Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois

"This is a terrific wine" - Robert Parker. Château Charmail is a hidden gem in the Cru Bourgeois world, and we have been lucky to get our hands on this 2015, an outstanding vintage in Bordeaux. Very consistent over the years, it has a growing and well-deserved reputation. Medium to full-bodied, it shows fine aromas of small berries and spices, ending on a light wooden touch. Tannins are present but well-balanced. A perfect wine for a festive meal, absolutely ready to drink now or in the next few years.

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