Château des Charmes Old Vines Cabernet/Merlot 2012


—VINTAGES#: 222372
Château des Charmes Old Vines Cabernet/Merlot 2012
By 'old vines' the reference is to the estate's oldest blocks in the Paul Bosc Estate Vineyard, planted in 1983/84 by Paul Bosc Sr., with some vines exceeding 30 years of age. Fruit from the St. David's Bench always adds a layer of richesse. This is a Bordeaux-styled blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot with a pioneer's spirit and a self-professed acumen of modern science lightened and lifted by TLC. It is most certainly ripe and lustfully expressive, with its back got by a warm vintage. Though it flirts with coffee, toffee and late berry harvest scents, resulting in a drink me now clamoring phraseology, a graceful 10 year decline can certainly be envisioned. The two aspects which drive the suggestion home are the pointed spice note and the attention to old world detail. Will save at least one for a Bordeaux varietal vertical. Tasted December 2014. Score - 90. (Michael Godel,, Dec. 4, 2012)

Product Details

Release Date:
December 10, 2016
750 mL bottle
Made in:
Ontario, Canada
Chateau Des Charmes
Sugar Content:
4 g/L
Sweetness Descriptor:
XD - Extra Dry
Medium-bodied & Fruity
This is a VQA wine

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