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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
Chateau Brillette Moulis en Medoc 2005
Chateau Brillette Moulis en Medoc 2005
(search item no. 100718)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark ruby in color. Aromas of black licorice, coffee and currant follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Blend: 48% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet France, and 3% Petit Verdot.

Pair this wine with lamb, game and bird. Also great with mild cheeses and Mediterranean cuisine.

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About Chateau Brillette:

Chateau Brillette is one of the most highly reputed vineyards of Moulis-en-Médoc. The estate boasts 100 continuous hectares, with 40 hectares of vines classified appellation d'origine controlée. Among the oldest vineyards in the Médoc region, Chateau Brillette entered into the possession of the Flageul family in 1976 after belonging to the Comte du Perier de Larsan and his family for nearly a century.

From grandmother to son to grandson, a passion for winemaking has inspired three generations of the Flageul family to implement new processes and techniques to improve winemaking and produce the highest-quality wines. In 2000, a new wine cellar was built to house state-of-the-art stainless steel vats (capacity 3300 hectoliters) and the barrel chai was rehauled to include precise temperature and humidity control systems for its 600 barrels. The year 2000 also saw the inauguration of a tasting room overlooking Chateau Brillettes breathtaking expanse of vines.