2020 Chateau Charmail Haut-Médoc

25.95 21.45
Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Haut-Medoc
Winery Château Charmail
Year 2020
Grape Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13%)
Drink window 2024 - 2030
Available as of Mar 31, 2023
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The cru bourgeois, Château Charmail is located in the immediate vicinity of the wide river Gironde in the Haut-Médoc. The vineyards are located close to Saint-Estèphe, about two kilometers from the largest estuary in Europe, resulting in a moderate microclimate. This results in optimal ripening of the cabernet and merlot grapes. Winemaker Olivier Sèze works classically and with respect for the Médoc tradition. For example, he picks the grapes by hand and does not filter or clarify the wine. Charmail is a beautiful, refined style Bordeaux which has had 14 months of aging in French oak barrels.

The 2020 Charmail comes from Charmail in Saint-Seurin-de-Cadourne. The blend is 36% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc and 16% Petit Verdot. The wine matures for 12 months in 30% new oak barrels and the rest in 2nd year oak. Deep Bordeaux red and an almost inky black wine. Rich in dark and black fruit such as cherry, raspberry and blackberry. Classic expression with ripe Cabernet notes and a sober, high-quality wood influence (cedar wood). Ripe, fused onset. Very soft, but serious and also full, somewhat fleshy structure with full ripe tannins with subtle wood tones. The 2018 was an absolute top year for Chateau Charmail, which also resulted in high points from Neiul Martin from Vinous and Sucking.

Vineyard for 2020 Chateau Charmail Haut-Médoc

De cru bourgeois, Château Charmail ligt in de directe nabijheid van de brede rivier de Gironde in de Haut-Médoc. De wijngaarden liggen dichtbij Saint-Estèphe, op zo’n twee kilometer afstand van de grootste riviermonding in Europa, met als gevolg een gematigd microklimaat. Dit resulteert in een optimale rijping van de cabernet en merlot druiven. Wijnmaker Olivier Sèze werkt klassiek en met respect voor de Médoc traditie. Zo plukt hij de druiven met de hand en filtert en klaart hij de wijn niet. 

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Available as of Mar 31, 2023
Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Haut-Medoc
Winery Château Charmail
Grape Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2020
Drinking as of 2024
Drinking till 2030
Alcohol % 13
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
James Suckling rating 92
Tasting Profiles Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Tannines
Drink moments Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard
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