Chateau Des Charmes 2010 ‘Old Vines’ Cabernet-Merlot (St. David's Bench) Niagara Peninsula - Ontario
Availability: Direct from the winery here and select LCBO stores
Production: 489 cases
Date Tasted: July 19, 2013
Tasting Notes: Not sure about splurging on the $40 Equuleus? But you want a well-balanced, Meritage blend from the excellent 2010 Niagara vintage that satisfies your love of mocha-infused cassis and smoky tannins? Than the 'Old Vines' Cabernet-Merlot is the wine for you and at just under $20, won't break the bank.
Expressive on the sweet dark fruit nose with good concentration on the dry palate that features signature Chateau Des Charmes sweet'n'sour, tomato-stock and vegetal characters. Some earthy, mineral and French oak flavours add complexity and depth. Drink now-2015+.
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