- Category: Lost & Found / Taste it Again
(April 12, 2017) ... I kicked off the evening with what I presumed would be a throw-away wine, Chateau des Charmes 2010 Gamay Noir Droit, I never expect much from this wine when I find an aged bottle (5+ years), up until a few years back I thought the wine was oak aged, but I found out it is unoaked, which really confuses my mind, especially when you taste this wine. As it turned out this 2010 version is not over-the-hill, in fact it is exquisite and drinking quite well: blueberry, pepper, cassis, blackberry, still lively and slightly smoky (where does that come from?) plus a little boysenberry on the finish helps round it out. WOW!