Charmail 2000

RegionBordeaux
SubregionLeft Bank
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

This is the finest effort I have ever tasted from this estate. It possesses great intensity, an inky purple color to the rim, a tremendous nose of minerals, white acacia flowers, creme de cassis, and black cherries, with some licorice, vanilla, and smoke in the background. It is truly great stuff, although I would not push its aging capacity beyond 10-12 years. This intense, full-throttle offering is made from a blend of 50% Merlot and equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: now-2014.

Score: 93Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003

Score: 88/90Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001

Score: 89James Suckling, Wine Spectator (Mar 31, 03), March 2003

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