Chateau Charmail Haut Medoc 2004
Wine AdvocateThis excellent Haut-Medoc, a blend of 55% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Cabernet Franc, enjoys an unusually long, cold maceration, which results in a blue/black-colored wine with intense aromatics. The 2004 possesses copious fruit characteristics, medium to full body, and attractive sweetness as well as richness. Drink this sleeper of the vintage over the next decade. This consistent over-achiever usually competes with some classified growths.
Wine SpectatorAromas of blackberry and spice follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Slightly one-dimensional, but well-made. Best after 2008. 10,000 cases made.