Chateau Des Charmes Estate Cabernet Franc 2008, VQA Niagara On The Lake

Cabernet Franc Cabernet Franc
Ontario, Canada

$12.45 (162602)

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Critic Reviews (1)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

Not quite as good as the 2007 but this is a very good effort in a much more difficult year. The nose shows mild...

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Community Reviews (3)

Brad Mate
Brad Mate

Nice nose of roasted green bell pepper and blueberries. The pallet is silky smooth and the tannins are laid back. Medium to light body, but nice mouth feel. I picked up some steal notes, maybe from the fermentation tanks? All in all a simple wine with classic Niagara cab frac characteristics. One of the best Niagara wines at $14 i have ever had.

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Tyler Philp
Tyler Philp

Brownish red in the glass with red fruit aromas of raspberry, currants, plus dark chocolate and a slight herbaceous character which is quite typical of the variety. A bit out of sorts initially but with some open air, this 100% Cab Franc evolves nicely to reveal cherry, dried currants, and dusty tannins. A lovely combination of black pepper and strawberry sweetness lingers on the finish. Decant to breath. Tasted Dec 2011.

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