Château Des Charmes Old Vines Cabernet/Merlot 2012, VQA Niagara On The Lake

Cabernet/Merlot Cabernet/Merlot
Ontario, Canada

$21.95 (222372)

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90 pts
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December 10, 2016

Critic Reviews (3)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A robust, hearty Bordeaux blend, generous, quite rich and savoury. The 2012 hot, dry vintage produced some very...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

By 'old vines' the reference is to the estate's oldest blocks in the Paul Bosc Estate Vineyard, planted in 1983/84 by...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Nicely evolved at this stage, this has turned succulent and savoury, with a classic range of red and black berry...

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Community Reviews (1)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2012 Château des Charmes ‘Old Vines’ Cabernet/Merlot, made with both Cabernets Franc and Sauvignon as well as Merlot and aged in French Oak for 9 months; has expressive aromas of toasted oak, smoke, prune, plum and light vanilla in the glass and toasted oak, vanilla and dates-red-currant-black-cherry trio in the mouth. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, fruity wine; with crisp acidity, dusty tannins and a long finish. It is made well to be compatible with food or simply enjoyed on its own; though it would benefit from further cellaring for a year or two (evolution potential +1), it is ready to drink now and will be to 2018/20 (cork enclosure). My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 89 (+1 EP) pts – recommended for both, quality and value. Tasted in Nov/14.

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