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Château des Charmes Old Vines Pinot Noir 2011 Wine Review

Château des Charmes Old Vines Pinot Noir 2011

Château des Charmes Old Vines Pinot Noir 2011

Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:85/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2013-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Château des Charmes

Agent: Chateau des Charmes

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Pinot Noir is becoming Ontario’s benchmark red wine but it’s very difficult to grow and make. Lots of dark cherry and wild forest notes here. This pinot is lovely and rustic with the soul of the earth in its heart.

Pinot Noir food pairings: roast beef, roasted parsnips, charcuterie plate, roast fowl with jus.

Scrumptious Seafood Wine

This Château des Charmes Old Vines Pinot Noir 2011 was reviewed on June 11, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

Vibrant colour and pronounced ripe cherry, raspberry and smoky cedar notes on the nose. The palate is a touch off balance but pleasant and easy drinking. Acidity is medium plus and tannins are sky high so it makes for an unbalanced mouthfeel. The finish is long and overpowered by pithy dark chocolate and ceder notes. Enjoy with juicy blue cheese burgers. Tasted May 2016.
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 84/100 with the following review:

This Pinot Noir doesn't reflect varietal character. It's light-bodied with a backbone of cherry and there's definitely Niagara acidity present but this Pinot Noir is full-on tannic which surprised my palate. Touches of floral and spices on the nose might make it more appealing to some sippers.
Tasted: May 2016
Stephen Andrews reviewed this wine as follows:

Purchased from the winery about a year ago. Tasted March 22nd 2017, light red and clear. Red fruit aroma. On the palate dark raspberry and too much cotton mouth. As mentioned by other reviewers this win is not balanced the tannin is too overpowering. Even tried to shake some air into the wine and the tannin continued to annoy me.
Chateau des Charmes is a wonderful Niagara Ontario winery and produces good stuff unfortunately this Pinot Noir misses the mark. If you are wondering what a out of balance wine taste like give it try. I do not believe further aging would help.
This Niagara Estate Bottled Pinot Noir has some cellar potential. Pair with grilled seafood. - Community Wine Reviews

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