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Chateau du Moulin

Chateau du Moulin
2015 Haut-Médoc

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Haut Medoc

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$80

Chateau du Moulin
2015 Haut-Médoc

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Haut Medoc

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .1%
Medium dusty ruby color. Aromas of patent leather, lacquered wood, lilac, and animale with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, appealing, medium-long raspberry liqueur, latte, and licorice gum drops finish with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A solid Bordeaux that will blossom with time.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: patent leather, lacquered wood, lilac, and animale
Taste Flavor: raspberry liqueur, latte, and licorice gum drops
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid Bordeaux that will blossom with time.

The Producer

Borderac Crus & Vins

The Producer
27 Rue Durieu de Maisonneuve
Bordeaux, 33000
France
33 -556008494

Bordeaux Haut Medoc

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
As the Gironde river flows out to the sea past the city of Bordeaux, it meets another river, the Dordogne, and forms a tidal estuary known as the Garonne. The strip of land between the estuary and the Atlantic is known as the Medoc that is home to some of the world's greatest wines. Within the Medoc, the most glamorous appellations include Margaux, St. Julien, Pauillac, and St. Estephe that are located in the southern portion; this is the Haut-Médoc. Red wines produced here can broadly generalized as firm, intense, flavorful and well-structured, among them some of the world's premier expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon.

In recent times, producers here have experienced greater and greater demand. The world has decided it wants Bordeaux, and there's only so much to go around. This is an equation for spiraling prices, and the Bordelais have been more than happy to accommodate - particularly with successful vintages. To get the very best of the Medoc, you will have to pay more dearly for it than ever. The savvy consumer would be wise to look for the better vintages and determine which producers, particularly in the second or third tier, seem to offer a modicum of value. With this approach, Bordeaux need not be as painfully expensive as it otherwise might.

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