This wine is a deep ruby in colour, with a medium -plus nose of dark cherries, blueberry/blackberry jam, stewed plums, rosemary, with hints of leather and pencil-shavings. Acidity is medium-plus, tannins medium and supple, and the finish a rather disappointing medium. The flavour is of dark cherries, and plums. All in all, this made for a pleasantly undemanding accompaniment to roast beef and red onion gravy. However, i found the wine to be lacking the grip one would expect from a relatively young claret. A pleasant food wine but definitely not a wine of contemplation!
An approachable but young Charmail with smooth tannins and fresh red fruits. Slightly green and herbal and some licorice, acidic red berry fruit, some vanilla but only little oak flavors. Not a very exciting wine, but well made. Good weekday-Bordeaux and one that needs food to unfold its best qualities. Drink or hold. - 87 points
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