Chateau Le Moulin 2006
Merlot from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
"Always an exotic, even flamboyant offering, Le Moulin's 2006 possesses sweet tannins, a charming succulence, and real opulence. It mimics the exoticism of the expensive, limited production Le Pin. A deep ruby/plum/purple color is accompanied by notions of figs, plums, and black cherries, deep, concentrated fruit, silky tannins, and a long finish. Consume it over the next 10-15 years."
The Wine Advocate
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This watermill dates from the early Two and a half hectares beautifully situated on the near by plateau of Cloquet. The mill itself, known as Moulin de Lavaud is built on the Barbanne River and used to provide not only wine but bread.
The economic crisis between the two world wars put an end to the production of flour and caused the splitting up of the vineyard.
In 1969, Michel...
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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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No second fiddle
Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...
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