Château Charmail 2008 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 2008, an “old” vintage perfect to drink now. 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.

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Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grapes
Château Charmail
2008
AOC Haut-Médoc
Bordeaux
Dry Red wine
48% Merlot
30% Cabernet Sauvignon
20% Cabernet Franc
2% Petit Verdot
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
From now to 2020
Decant 1 hour before
16-17°C
Roasted poultry
grilled beef
duck breast
mature cheese
 BodyBody Scale Red WineBarrel.pngTechnical stuffChateau Charmail
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Soil
Vineyard
Vines
Yield
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Clay, Gravel
27 Hectares
30 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

15.5/20 "Quite rich and sweet scented. Pretty, smooth, easy - though possibly not the most authentic or artisanal."

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

88/100 "This dark ruby/plum/purple-tinged sleeper of the vintage exhibits plenty of sweet black currant fruit intertwined with hints of incense and damp earth. Medium-bodied with plenty of juicy, savory fruit, soft tannin and decent acidity, it will drink well for 5-7 years."

Guide Hachette des Vins

1*

Bettane & Dessaeuve

15/20

 

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Château Charmail 2008 Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois

Château Charmail 2008 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 2008, an “old” vintage perfect to drink now. 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.