Château Des Charmes Merlot St. David's Bench Vineyard 2012, VQA St. David's Bench

Merlot Merlot
Ontario, Canada

$29.95 (Winery)

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88 pts
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Critic Reviews (5)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is serious merlot that needs another couple of years in bottle, but the mid-palate is already showing some...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

The vintage does Merlot a wondrous gifting and coupled with what strikes as an unusual salinity, this is a most...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A richly fruity, full-bodied, dense and savoury red here from Château des Charmes, with fine length and high flavour...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

An impressive grip and depth of flavours is offered in this savoury merlot. Somewhat rustic but dry, appealing and...

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Brad Royale
Brad Royale

A bright nose with very attractive notes of plum, plain popcorn, green olive and chive. The tannins are well managed...

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Community Reviews (2)

Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Medium+ intensity aromas showing black cherry, vanillan and hints of cocoa. On the palate, it's medium-bodied with chocolate, black cherry, blackberry and vanillan flavours. Good acids and a long, dry finish. Tannins are very drying and tight, I would cellar this 2-3 years and enjoy over the next 5-7 years. Tasted Sept/2014.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2012 Château Des Charmes Merlot St. David's Bench Vineyard that is only made in the best of years, was aged in French Oak for 12 months and has old world aromas of earthy, yogurty blueberry, red currant and strawberry on the nose and earthy strawberry and stems on the palate. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, fruity wine; with forward acidity, dusty/drying tannins (decant for 60 min) and a medium to long finish. At this moment, it is a food friendly wine as it is not quite ready yet – something that long decanting can help with, hence evolution potential of +1(+2?) pts; drink 2015/16 to 2020/24 (cork enclosure). My impression: NICE, 88(+1) pts – excellent example of cool climate Merlot that I would like to re-visit in 2-3 years. Tasted in Sep/14.

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