Charmail : 7 results priced between £10.00 and £250.00
1998 Chateau Charmail 1998 Haut Medoc
From the good 1998 vintage and scoring 88/100 Parker points, "Revealing more structure and tannin than normal, the deep ruby/purple-colored 1998 exhibits abundant black fruits on the attack, but a pinched although impressively structured mid-palate and finish." Drink now - 2016.
A modern Médoc which looks back to tradition rather cleverly. A very serious style of wine with judicious and measured oak ageing. Stylish and satisfying wine that has both enough fruit to be drunk young, and remarkably not always necessarily with food. At the same time, this wine has enough body to improve for a decade in bottle.
Olivier Sèze’s wines have a generosity of fruit and energetic flavour rarely found at this price. The vineyard is in the northern Médoc, neighbour to Sociando-Mallet which, though admirable, costs much more. Approachable young, it will nevertheless develop positively in bottle.
“This is another over-achieving estate that tends to produce wines with lots of intensity and structure. This wine certainly has the formidable intensity one expects from Charmail, but the tannins are silky smooth and the result is the sexiest Charmail to date. An opulent, even voluptuously textured wine, full-bodied and dense purple in color, it is a seductive blend of 47% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered and came...
The best Haut Medoc traditionally comes from vineyards overlooking the Gironde. The river can be seen from Olivier Seze's front door as he leaves every morning to apply the innovative techniques that have made him respected worldwide for his ability to fashion fine wine. This judicious blend of hand-picked Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot is aged in small oak barrels. Deep in colour, full in flavour.