Chateau Des Charmes 2007 Cabernet Franc - 87pts
Availability: BCLDB stores, LCBO stores, Direct from winery
Cost: $18.99 (BC) $13.95 (Ont)
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