A rich purple colour, this wine has notes of black fruits with hints of coffee on the nose and chocolate on the palate. The taste is wonderfully full, followed by a long finish of exceptional softness. Charmail is on the banks of the Gironde River, which makes for milder temperatures and shelters it from hard frosts in the winter. The vineyard is one single plot, which extends right to the water's edge. The estate is also ideally south facing, which contributes significantly to ripening. The property’s reputation really began to burgeon from the beginning of the 18th century.