Christian Moueix Pomerol 2005

Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Price: $22.99
Item No. 101755
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc

The appellation Pomerol, established in 1936, is renowned for its famous Merlot-based wines; 70% of the vines planted are Merlot. Pomerol's long-standing reputation and prestige are unaffected by the fact that none of its wines are classified as in other Bordeaux appellations.

Its terroir is largely defined by soil composition. Stone and sand cover a mixture of clay and iron oxides. This clay protects the vines after heavy rainfall and prevents drought on hot summer days by redistributing accumulated water. The Pomerol AOC wines have a rich, deep color, with a refined and powerful body of velvety full texture. Ready to drink now, the wines are also capable of further bottle aging.

Christian Moueix knows classic Bordeaux intimately and how to make exceptional wines. His wines are true to the expected high quality regional characteristics, while charting new territory in Bordeaux affordability.

Learn About Christian Moueix Map ItMap It

Etablissements Jean-Pierre Moueix was founded in 1937 by M. Jean-Pierre Moueix on the Quai du Priourat, on the bank of the Dordogne as it flows through the city of Libourne. The firm grew quite rapidly yet remained specialized in the wines of its region, and particularly in the wines of Pomerol and of Saint-Emilion. The first profits were invested in wine producing properties,...

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Learn About Pomerol

POH-mehr-all Small and Seductive It's a tiny region, and it has no classification system. But the wines produced from Pomerol can be sensuous and life-changing. Here lies Chateau Petrus, one of the most expensive and sought-after wines of the world - many vintages commanding prices higher than the first-growth chateaux of the Medoc. The area is all vines, with no real town...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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