"A fresh and ethereal style of pinot noir. Highly drinkable, light-bodied with silky, friendly tannins and finely balanced acidity. Cherry, red plum, raspberry and delicate spice are featured on the upbeat palate. Uncomplicated but very distinctive of cool climate pinot noir." 87 points. --Sara d'Amato, winealign.com, February 2019.
"Even at this affordable level, Château des Charmes shines a spotlight on personable and Niagara bred Pinot Noir. Never heavy, always on point, the Château des Charmes way is to let the fruit do all the talking. What is says here on the nose is fresh strawberries, cherries, damp forest floor and underlying bramble notes. It’s medium-bodied on the palate with juicy red fruits, a touch of cassis, earth and lots of finesse and freshness through the finish. Great value for Pinot at this level." 88 points. --Rick VanSickle, WinesinNiagara.com, February 2019.
"A lovely young wine, with some forest floor (mushrooms, earth) to complement the red fruit (strawberries are hinted by the winemaker)...Good written notes on the back label are spot on. Just under subtle oaking, with a moderate intensity of medium flavours. Ready to drink now...Try with lamb burgers." 89 points. --Dean Tudor, Gothic Epicures, February 2019.
"Straightforward and juicy – the challenging 2017 vintage in bottle yields something light and very food friendly. Aromas and flavours are sour cherry, cranberry, with just a hint of earthiness on the finish. My thoughts when I open this bottle is how I can put this next to roast duck, or dress it right down and put it next to pizza." 3.5/5 stars --Andre Proulx, Andre Wine Review, February 2019.
"The Bosc family enjoys one of the longest histories of working with Pinot Noir in Niagara. That knowledge and well-established vineyards plays into the hand of this expressive and enjoyable example that easily ranks as one of the best value Pinots available at the LCBO. Made from warmer sites in Niagara-on-the-Lake, this offers a core of ripe fruit with added interest from floral and earthy notes. Drink now until 2020." 3.5/5 stars --Christopher Waters, Ottawa Citizen, February 2019.