Château Charmail

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

8.8167 ratings
8.813 pro ratings
Haut-Médoc, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Fredrik Finn

Clean, medium + intense aroma with a good concentration and nuanced complexity. Dark Bernier, cassis, blackberries, sweet plums, bell pepper and floral undertones; Lavender. A balanced portion of oak character with Sweet spices, tobacco, vanilla and a vague gravelly background.
Dry palate with a medium + acidity, medium + tannins with a balanced fruity texture. Despite opening with a good grip it lets you in rather soon, embracing and balancing the dark fruits and sweet oak on the palate. Dark fruit, vanilla and chocolate characters on the palate. A bit limping through the mid palate but regains its posture and walks proud over a medium + length and balanced finish.

Clean, medium + intense aroma with a good concentration and nuanced complexity. Dark Bernier, cassis, blackberries, sweet plums, bell pepper and floral undertones; Lavender. A balanced portion of oak character with Sweet spices, tobacco, vanilla and a vague gravelly background.
Dry palate with a medium + acidity, medium + tannins with a balanced fruity texture. Despite opening with a good grip it lets you in rather soon, embracing and balancing the dark fruits and sweet oak on the palate. Dark fruit, vanilla and chocolate characters on the palate. A bit limping through the mid palate but regains its posture and walks proud over a medium + length and balanced finish.

Jan 28th, 2021
Dan R
9.0

Solid. Good balance here, needs a few years but the components are there. I’m a repeat buyer at €15

Solid. Good balance here, needs a few years but the components are there. I’m a repeat buyer at €15

Feb 21st, 2019
Henrik Poulsen

Tasted next to the 2003 Ch. Charmail this gets my nod as the better wine. Still a tiny bit of (rustic) tannins that needs to be resolved but I think this will provide nice drinking over the next 2-10 years.

Tasted next to the 2003 Ch. Charmail this gets my nod as the better wine. Still a tiny bit of (rustic) tannins that needs to be resolved but I think this will provide nice drinking over the next 2-10 years.

2 people found it helpfulNov 10th, 2014
Dan R
9.0

Just solid and a stellar value. Good balance of earth and fruit, nice ripe tannins, focused and clean. Leans to the classic style. Drinking very well. 👍 to this property

Just solid and a stellar value. Good balance of earth and fruit, nice ripe tannins, focused and clean. Leans to the classic style. Drinking very well. 👍 to this property

1 person found it helpfulMay 10th, 2019
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9.0

A sleeper of the vintage, the 2015 Charmail has turned out beautifully. The interplay of intense dark fruit and savory notes yields an expressive Haut-Médoc of character and distinction. Best of all, the 2015 is a superb value. The blend is 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 13% Petit Verdot. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Feb 2018)

A sleeper of the vintage, the 2015 Charmail has turned out beautifully. The interplay of intense dark fruit and savory notes yields an expressive Haut-Médoc of character and distinction. Best of all, the 2015 is a superb value. The blend is 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 13% Petit Verdot. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Feb 2018)

1 person found it helpfulMar 6th, 2018
Lehshel Kolter

Red and black fruit aromas with baking spices, cedar, tobacco, and a long list of other descriptors. Great value and would definitely drink again.

Red and black fruit aromas with baking spices, cedar, tobacco, and a long list of other descriptors. Great value and would definitely drink again.

1 person found it helpfulNov 14th, 2016
Thijs Hendriks

Magnum Charmail 2000.

Magnum Charmail 2000.

1 person found it helpfulMar 4th, 2016
Don Simon

Meiner einer, Platz 1 bei mir

Meiner einer, Platz 1 bei mir

1 person found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2016
April Wang

Mature

Mature

1 person found it helpfulAug 30th, 2015
Peter Langenstein

A consistently good go-to Bordeaux under 50 bucks

A consistently good go-to Bordeaux under 50 bucks

Jan 21st, 2016