2009 Chateau Les Charmes-Godard -
The Thienpont family strikes again! This is just another exacting example of how brilliantly they can craft flavorful, pure wines at extremely pleasing prices. Hard to imagine a better, drinkable and lovely wine from Bordeaux than this dynamite blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc is a true "Wow!" wine throwing wonderful fragrant black cherries, game, blackberries and spice -- all on a framework of supremely supple tannins. This wine is weighty and plush without being heavy. Very long finishing, this tremendous value needs to be tasted to be believed...