Chateau Moya 2009
Bordeaux Red Blends from Cotes de Castillon, Bordeaux, France
Chateau Moya 2009 shows blackcurrant, mint, slightly oaky (roasted nuts) on the nose. The mouth is full of fruits along with some notes of licorice on the aftertaste which make it fresh. This wine is very concentrated with silky tannins. Easy to drink now and for the next 2 to 3 years.
Wine Spectator - "Very juicy and inviting, with deliciously ripe notes of linzer torte, blackberry and crushed plum, laced with anise and toasted spice. The lively finish stretches out nicely. "
Chateau Moya Winery
Chateau Moya was recently established from the purchase of a vineyard, which was previously maintained as a cooperative winery in the Cotes de Castillon region of Bordeaux.
In December 2008 David Curl, owner of Château Gaby in Fronsac decided to invest in this beautiful land located a few hundred meters from the Saint-Emilion appellation.
So in Sainte Colombe, on the production area Cotes de Castillon Bordeaux, Damien Landouar, who has been making wine since 1999 in Gaby, will undertake the winemaking to make the great wines in the region. View all Chateau Moya Wines
About Cotes de CastillonView a map of Cotes de Castillon wineries (coat duh cass-TEE-yawn) St-Émilion and south of Fronsac. The region is Merlot-based like its surrounding neighbors and produces great value wines. Wines of Castillon may not have the depth and elegance of a Pomerol, but they are delicious & affordable, allowing consumers to enjoy the right-bank of Bordeaux and a friendly price. These wines also have the additional benefit of being approachable when young, though some producers are creating wines that will age well and improve with a few years in the bottle.
About France - Other regionsWhen it comes to wine, France is a classic. Classic blends, grapes and styles began in the country and they still remain. Think about it - people ask for a Burgundian style Pinot Noir, they refer to wines as Bordeaux or Rhone blends - Champagne even had to pass a law to stop international wineries from putting their region on the label of all sparkling wine.
The top regions of France are: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Rhone. And these regions are so diverse! It makes sense that wine regions throughout the world try to emulate their style. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are no longer French varieties, but international varieties. They may not be the leader of cutting edge technology or value-priced wines, but there is no doubt that they are still producing wines of great quality and diversity.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review3 }div>3.2 out of 5 stars
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14 ratings, 6 with reviewsDr Bull - Redwood City, CA45/23/2014
grapey, with a hint of grape and a great grapey finish. Great value definitely 90 pointsflosseye - Harrisburg, PA33/28/2014All around good.Hervé - Gaithersburg, MD21/23/2014really average Bordeaux, not sparks or depth in drinking. The producer will have to work out a better finishing.teppes - Oxford, MS312/10/2013Zdriller - Waukesha, WI311/30/2013
- Smooth & Supple
Nice deep purple color, good legs. Nose is a bit on the pungent side but the first blush mouthful is a wonderfully intense fruitful experience. It shows the earthy flavor which seems to be a bordeaux characteristic. The aftertaste is disappointing as it reflects the original nose and is rather short lived. However, for the cost of $20/bottle it is I feel a great bargain and will stand up to and compliment a grilled steak. Bordeaux usually does better being the highlight rather than the accompaniment.frank9 - Yonkers, NY35/3/201342/21/201342/13/201341/25/2013
- Earth & Spicy
This wine begs for a pungent cheese to bask in the heady bouquet. Rosey Goat Spanish cheese with rosemary rind is amazing as a 5-star combination. Complex wine with subtle earth nose, full cherry/plum body and strong finish of spice and little anise.41/5/201331/5/201321/5/201311/5/201331/3/2013Did not live up to reviews.
- Earthy & Spicy
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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