Chateau Des Charmes Gamay Noir 'droit' St. David's Bench Vineyard 2010, St. David's Bench

Gamay Gamay
Ontario, Canada

$16.95 (346742)

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89 pts
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July 06, 2013

Critic Reviews (5)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A unique gamay produced from a special early ripening proprietary clone of Chateau des Charmes'. The result is an...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A deserving medal winner at the 2013 Ontario Wine Awards, Château des Charmes' 2010 Gamay Noir may well be the best...

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Janet Dorozynski Dip WSET, Ph.D.
Janet Dorozynski Dip WSET, Ph.D.

Slightly deeper in colour and earthier than the "regular" Chateau des Charmes Gamay, the Gamay "Droit" nonetheless...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is one of ripest, biggest gamays yet made in Niagara. It actually reminds me a bit of grenache with all the...

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Treve Ring
Treve Ring

Way back in 1982, Château des Charmes' founder Paul-Michel Bosc was pioneering clonal selection research at his...

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Community Reviews (6)

Evan Keaschuk
Evan Keaschuk

Not what I think of when I think of gamay, but I can dig this. Loads of black fruit, pepper, and a bit of earthiness on the nose. It's medium-bodied with soft tannins and the refreshing acidity makes gamay so food friendly. This one has a very good length on the finish. Excellent value! Tasted September 2013.

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Brad Mate
Brad Mate

As close to a Cru Beaujolais as you're going to find! A solid Ontario expression of Gamay.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2010 Château Des Charmes Gamay Noir ‘DROIT is made from a clone discovered here in Niagara right at Château Des Charmes that can be harvested two weeks later than other Gamay Noir hence allowing for more flavor and complexity. It has pleasing notes of raspberry, strawberry, pepper and earth. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry (though perceptually dry), fruit forward wine, with good acidity, subtle tannins and a finish of short to medium length. It goes well with grilled meats, whether savory or spicy; drink now – 2015. My impression: NICE, 88 pts. Tasted June/13.

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Dave Dal Farra
Dave Dal Farra

Still holding, long and not yet turning. Nice, a bit fruity, good length.

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Thomas Tiveron
Thomas Tiveron

This wine was fruity; very ripe to jammy with lots of cherry and strawberry here. While a few years old at this point, there were still mild tannins and a long finish. I quite enjoyed this wine, especially paired with a herb-seasoned roast chicken.
Tasted January 2014.

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James Miller
James Miller

Nice gamay, good velvety mouthfeel for this grape.

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