Chateau Des Charmes 2007 Cabernet Franc - 87pts

Chateau Des Charmes 2007 Cabernet Franc (Niagara-On-The-Lake) Niagara Peninsula - Ont

Availability: BCLDB stores, LCBO stores, Direct from winery

Cost: $18.99 (BC) $13.95 (Ont)

Alcohol: 13%

Date Tasted: December 31st, 2009

Tasting Notes: This dark ruby charmer from Niagara producer Chateau Des Charmes makes debut its into the BC market and offers a pleasant alternative for lovers of BC Cabernet Franc. More earthy and mineral than its BC cousins, this Cab Franc offers medium-intense aromas of dark berries, wet stone, forest floor with subtle pungent cheese notes.

The aromas continue on to the medium-plus bodied palate, adding a touch of cooking spice to the flavours. High tannins and medium-plus acidity could allow this wine another year of improving in your cellar but this is not necessary. Drink now through 2012. - LC

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