Christian Moueix Merlot 2003

Merlot from Bordeaux, France

Item No. 83131
  • red wine
  • WE86

Winemaker's Notes

Number 95 on the 100 of 2007!

Christian Moueix Merlot is the personal cuvée of the dynamic, charismatic figure whose name it bears. Christian Moueix has brought the complete expression of the Merlot grape a step nearer perfection in this wine, selected and blended to show the ripe, rich fruit, seductive fragrance and elegant balance of the Bordelaise interpretation of the variety.

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Alot of people don't realise who Christian Moueix is. He is the maker of Petrus which sells for thousands per bottle and Dominus in the hundreds. How offen do you find a value like this from the maker of such prestigous wines around the world.
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Taste is very good, but the body is a bit weak... All In all its a good cheap wine that goes well with a good cheap chinese food plate of bourbon chicken...
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I would buy this wine again if I understood how reds age, in particular how Merlots age. It tasted a little too tannic for a merlot, and I'm guessing a year or two (?) would bring smoothness to it. I decanted it 2+ hours before we had it, and it was still rough. The nose was clear after 3 hours; with berries and chocolate perceptible with patience. If I had not eaten something with this wine I don't think I would be so exuberant.
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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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A few extra appellations: Bourg & Blaye These two appellations are just across the Gironde river from the Haut-Medoc - a bit northwest of St-Émilion and its satellites. Bourg is the smaller appellation, nestled under the much bigger Blaye. Both have AC status, Cotes de Bourg AC and Cotes de Blaye AC. One step up on the AOC chain is the Premieres Cotes de Blaye AC, producing...

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Merlot(mehr-LOW) 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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