Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Chateau des Charmes 2005 Gamay Noir (White Label) - $11.95

Sometimes simple is all you really need and Gamay doesn’t much simpler than this one. Of course, Gamay is the grape of Beaujolais, and it has come to mean light, fruity and easy drinking. Chateau des Charmes has created a wine that fits those three words to a tee – yet there is still hints of structure that gives it some lay-it-down-ability (but not too long mind you). Sweet red berries on the nose, reminiscent of cherries which follows right through on the palate with just a touch of oak and this wine is definitely chillable for added enjoyment. Spring has finally come and I would say this Gamay is a perfect way to celebrate it’s arrival - drink now, or wait a couple of years, it’s up to you … but do enjoy. Available at the LCBO and the winery.

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