Château Des Charmes Estate Bottled Old Vines Pinot Noir 2010, VQA Niagara On The Lake

Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
Ontario, Canada

$18.95 (256834)

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86 pts
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August 30, 2014

Critic Reviews (5)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

The CdC Pinot schematic is never predicated on pectin or reduction but rather the pungent molasses of earth. What...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A rich and meaty, firm and tannic example of pinot, reflective of this warmer corner of Niagara and the typical sort...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is now heading into a prime time, a fairly complex, sturdy pinot with earthy, sour and dried red fruit...

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DJ Kearney
DJ Kearney

There's more than a little beet greens plus raisiny fruit in this Niagara old vine pinot, reflecting the warm 2010...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

An oddly stale and licorice dominant nose on this old vines pinot from Chateau des Charmes. A little tar, chemical...

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Community Reviews (2)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2010 Château Des Charmes Estate Bottled Old Vines Pinot Noir, sourced exclusively from the most mature vineyards, has classical aromas of rosehip, dried pomegranate, subtle fennel and wood on the nose and dried pomegranate on the palate. It is a light bodied, extra-dry, fruity to integrated wine; with crisp/forward acidity, subtle tannins (decant for 15-30 min) and a medium finish. This is a food friendly wine; drink 2014-2017+ (>4 cm cork enclosure). My impression: NICE, 88 pts – well priced entry level Pinot – recommended for its value. Tasted in Jul/14.

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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Medium-intensity aromas featuring beetroot, lead, cherry and some meaty notes. It's medium-full bodied on the palate with dark fruits, cherry, beetroot, and tilled earth flavours. Hints of strawberry. Good acids, dry tannins, and long, warm finish. Tasted Sept/2014.

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