Purpur mit Granatschimmer am Rand. Dichtes, blaubeeriges Bouquet, dahinter Veilchen, Lakritze und Holunder. Tolles Bouquet, kühl und tiefwirkend. Am muskulösen Körper mit reifem, süssem Extrakt, rote Pflaumentöne im langen, aromatischen Finale. Ein Tick rustikal in der Mitte, sonst wäre eine höhere Punktzahl drin gewesen. Dennoch ein toller Wert – mit rund 15 Euro (Subskriptionspreis) ein weiterer Beweis dafür, dass Bordeaux nicht teuer sein muss!
Wine Advocate Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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 crème 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.
42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Versdot. Reifte für 12 Monate in Barriques, davon 30% aus Zweitbelegung.
Chateau Charmail 33180 Saint-Seurin de Cadourne Frankreich / France
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Charmail is on the banks of the Gironde River, which makes for milder temperatures and shelters it from really hard frosts in the winter, which can have disastrous effects on the vines.
From the property we enjoy a truly magnificent view. The vineyard is made up of one single plot, which extends right to the water's edge. On some mornings, sunrise can be quite magical as the first light plays on the water the mist and the vines.
“An ocean of vines coursing into the river; it's an amazing spectacle!” B. d’Halluin
The estate is also ideally located on rolling slopes facing south, which contributes to grape ripening, while the vines are often exposed to light winds, which keeps fresh air circulating around their leaves and the fruit.
History The name of the estate comes from its 16th century origins, when the Trevey de Charmail family settled in the Medoc. The property’s reputation really began to be known from the beginning of the 18th century. Since then vines have always been cultivated here. The strength of our terroir today comes from this history and the Medoc traditions.
Olivier Sèze took over operations in 1982. In a few years, with his vision and thoroughness he managed to impose a distinct style of winemaking here and made Charmail one of the most valued wines bearing the Haut Medoc label. Vintage after vintage for nearly 30 years, he has made superbly well-balanced wines. 2008 Bernard d’Halluin, a guy from Lille in northern France, who was fed Bordeaux wine in his baby’s bottle made his dream come true of buying a wine estate. While looking for a property in the Bordeaux area, he fell in love with Charmail. Both he and Olivier share the same passion and complement each other admirably in the daily running of the estate.
“I want to carry on with the admirable work done by Olivier and his team at Charmail. I listen, I taste and I learn.” B. d’Halluin
When the estate changed hands, new ambitions came to Charmail, such as enlarging the vineyard: 6 hectares (15 acres) were bought back in 2010 returning the vineyard to its original size. New buildings were also brought into use and new objectives were set for the work in the vines, while initiatives were taken to really promote Charmail wines at exhibitions and tastings.
“We are building Charmail together.” B. D’Halluin