Chateau Des Charmes 2010 Equuleus - 91pts

Chateau Des Charmes 2010 Equuleus (St. David's Bench) Niagara Peninsula - Ontario

: Direct from the winery here and LCBO stores
Cost: $40
Alcohol: 14%
Production: 1474 cases
Date Tasted: March 13th, 2013

Tasting Notes: Refined, complex and steeped in Old World charm, this Meritage blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 24% Cabernet Franc exudes elegance on its cassis, cocoa-butter and violet-infused nose and on its silk-textured, earthy, dark berry, bell pepper and mineral flavoured palate.

Produced only in vintages when the estate believes the quality meets the standard set for the label. Last produced in 2007, the 2010 raises the bar slightly with less austere characters, yet keeping with the house style of the wine and its Italian-esque blend of smoky, tomato-stalk and leather notes supporting the dark berry fruit. Should age beautifully for 7-10 years. Drink 2013-2020.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2013

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