Exhibiting aromas of crisp pear, waxy lemon rind and struck match, the 2020 Les Charmes-Godard Blanc is medium to full-bodied, satiny and layered, with a textural attack, tangy acids and a fleshy but tightly wound core. This Sémillon-based blend is still a little shy after its recent bottling, but its vinous, structured profile promises compelling things with a bit of age. WK
The 2020 Les Charmes-Godard has a fresh cooking apple and William's pear scented nose, charming and well-defined. The palate is well defined with a crisp entry, fine weight and tension. Pear and nectarine emerge towards the poised finish. This is worth seeking out.
An underrated white with depth and intensity of dried lemons, limes, peach pie and oyster shell. It’s full and flavorful. Long and phenolic finish. Solid. 54% semillon, 23% sauvignon blanc, and 23% sauvignon gris. Drink now.
In 2020, Les Charmes Godard offers terrific vibrancy to play off its beautifully textured fruit. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint and chamomile build effortlessly in the glass. From bottle the 2020 shows more energy than it did as a barrel sample. This is beautifully done. Les Charmes Godard is one of the most compelling dry whites in Bordeaux.
Green apples, pears, dried white flowers and tangerine skin show in the nose, while the palate is all about the vibrant, salty essence of fresh, juicy, grapefruits, lemon and luscious white peaches. Drink from 2023-2030. Tasted March 2023
A little closed on the nose right now. Such a gorgeous palate, though, with lovely weight, definition, texture and flavours - crunchy, crisp, balanced and harmonious. A little bit oaky, but only a touch in the weight, a tiny bit of fat which is actually quite satisfying, feels well worked with purpose to give this more ageing potential. So, give this time, but the elements are really there for enjoyment. Crisp lemon, apricot and peach, some salted wild honey and lime zest. Interesting and characterful. Wait a while. Drinking Window: 2024 - 2037
Tasted by: Georgina Hindle (at CVBG, Belgrave, 01 Feb 2023)
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