Beautiful deep garnet colored. Faint scents of blue fruit, baking spices, and wild berries. Lots of dark cherry, strawberry, black plums and a hint of smokiness on the palate. Tannins are very refined and nicely integrated. Excellent acidity and a very nice finish. — 2 months ago
Very charming indeed 😎🤦🏻♂️ Dense and rich, yet surprising lithe. A real class act here. I've got nothing but good things to say about Lafon's recent vintages and this 16' was firing on all cylinders from the get-go.
The nose was gorgeous - pears and apples with strong floral and rich malo elements, all set on a underlying tone of well-integrated reduction. On the palate, the wine was so smooth (no hardness at all!) and complex. The wife described it as being very balanced and complete. I loved the texture. Deceivingly light when first opened (to the point that AC thought it might have been a Chablis), but the texture kept buidling as the night progressed. Air also revealed the more citrusy side of this wine, lovely spice, and a light stoniness. The finish was long, driven by fruit and acidity. Superb really and I would definitely like to revisit this in a good couple of years.
NB: Apparently, no new oak was used in this 16' Charmes. — 2 months ago
Wow. This guy shed its youthfulness within the hour after it went into the decanter. Evolved several times over the next two into a real treat. Dark fruit, cedar, leather, lavender. Scent geek stuff. Silky tannic grip emerged to frame dark fruit, tobacco/mint, a l’il spice box. This producer delivers every time for me. Quickly becoming my go to Bordeaux house. Awesome again. — 2 months ago
Whenever I have Thibaud’s wines I’m immediately struck by their electricity—tension, vibrancy, reverberating acidity. a Francios(e) delivered@all of this and more: delicate white flowers, wet limestone and lemon on the nose. Lees contact gives this wine some real nice heft and traction on the palate. — 2 months ago