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Château des Charmes St. David's Bench Vineyard Merlot 2012

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Dan Trcka Wine Blogger rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

The 2012 Château Des Charmes Merlot St. David's Bench Vineyard that is only made in the best of years, was aged in French Oak for 12 months and has old world aromas of earthy, yogurty blueberry, red currant and strawberry on the nose and earthy strawberry and stems on the palate. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, fruity wine; with forward acidity, dusty/drying tannins (decant for 60 min) and a medium to long finish. At this moment, it is a food friendly wine as it is not quite ready yet – something that long decanting can help with, hence evolution potential of +1(+2?) pts; drink 2015/16 to 2020/24 (cork enclosure). My impression: NICE, 88(+1) pts – excellent example of cool climate Merlot that I would like to re-visit in 2-3 years. Tasted in Sep/14.

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Château des Charmes St. David's Bench Vineyard Merlot 2012, St. David's Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada Natalie has not yet reviewed this wine. It's listed here for your convenience so that you can find it easily in your local liquor store. 453431 13.50% XD 750 mL  $29.95. September 10, 2014  Full Review

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