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  • Country ranking ?

    484
  • Producer ranking ?

    1
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    from 2022
  • Food Pairing

    Mushroom Risotto

The Story

This great château is located on the plateau of Pomerol next to its famous neighbours Château LAFLEUR and Château PETRUS. It was acquired by Ets. Jean- Pierre MOUEIX in 1953.
Today the estate is composed 90% of Merlot with an average vine age of 30 years and 10% of Cabernet Franc with an average vine age of 50 years.  Christian Moueix' obsessive work in the vineyard focuses on sap flow and the treatment of each vine individually.  In the cellar, vinifications are extremely precise but quite traditional: vinification in cement and stainless steel, aging in oak barriques for 18-22 months (usually ~50% new oak).

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Deep colour. Beautiful elder flower, dark plum aromas with mocha espresso notes. Generous and silky with superb fruit density and oak balance. Inky long minerally finish. Wonderful balance and richness of fruit. A wonderful wine with extraordinary density and complexity. Tasted at JP Moueix. 98 points

  • 98p

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Elegant and fragrant fruit, hints of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. Discreet flowery nuances in the background. On the palate very elegant and persistent, sweet fruit, ripe tannins, perfect balance and length. 95

  • 95p

Ruby. Blackberries, fruity, minerals, layers, deep, floral, violets, nuanced, some spices, gorgeous nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, spices, anise, detailed, layered, red and dark fruits, anise, very long indeed. 96-98

  • 97p

Information

Origin

Pomerol, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Best buy

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

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