Processing Your Order...

Search for ""

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now

New Customers Save $20 off $100+* with code APRILNEW

New Customers Save $20* with code APRILNEW

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 4/30/2018. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Due to state regulations, we cannot ship wine to California

Christian Moueix Merlot 1998

Merlot from Bordeaux, France
    0% ABV
    • WE86
    All Vintages
    Currently Unavailable $10.99
    Try the
    12 49
    10 99
    Save $1.50 (12%)
    Ships Thu, May 3
    Limit 0 bottles per customer
    Sold in increments of 0
    Add to Cart
    0
    Limit Reached
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Share
    Vintage Alert
    Alert me when new vintages are available
    Rate for better recommendations
    (256 characters remaining)
    Cancel Save

    0.0 0 Ratings
    0% ABV

    Winemaker Notes

    Christian Moueix has created this uniquely personal cuvée through a selection of wines from numerous small growers in the Côtes de Castillon, Côtes de Francs and Côtes de Bourg appellations. The beautiful Côtes de Castillon, directly to the east of Saint-Emilion, covers 6,600 acres, principally of clay hillsides surrounding a chalky plateau which are the prolongation of Saint-Emilion, and thus very similar to it. The Côtes de Francs, a tiny, 1,375-acre area east of Pomerol, is on the Girondes highest, and driest, elevation, and is characterized by clay and limestone soils with some marl and chalk. The Côtes de Bourg, across the river just opposite Margaux, is much larger, with 9,125 acres under vine; the soils are also extremely varied, but tend to consistently show a topsoil of chalk and clay, with subsoils ranging from marine fossils to sandy loam, and certain areas rich in iron pyrite as in Pomerol. The common factor in these three areas is the predominance of the Merlot variety. In the Côtes de Castillon, it acquires elegance, finesse and longevity; in the Côtes de Francs, structure and fruitiness; and in the Côtes de Bourg, is selected for aroma, body and richness. Blended to evoke each of these aspects of the Merlots personality in a very Bordelaise style, the wine spends, depending on the vintage, approximately six months in old oak casks to enhance structure and harmony. Christian Moueix Merlot brings the complete expression of this grape a step nearer to perfection.

    Critical Acclaim

    All Vintages
    Christian Moueix

    Christian Moueix

    View all wine
    Christian Moueix, Bordeaux, France
    Image of winery
    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, beginning, in 1952, with the purchase of Château Magdelaine, a Premier Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Emilion. Next were acquired Châteaux La Fleur Pétrus and Trotanoy in Pomerol, to mention only the most famous. This growth necessitated the purchase of larger and larger facilities. Thus, around the old central cellars, which have always been the place where visitors and clients are received, a number of neighboring cellars have been adjoined.

    As did all the great houses of Bordeaux, Etablissements Jean-Pierre Moueix suffered greatly from the 1972 crisis, but the individual efforts of each employee and the careful conservatism of management allowed the company to regain its balance and resume growth. Despite this growth, Etablissements Jean-Pierre Moueix has preserved the specialization which from the outset focused on the wines of the company's region, Bordeaux's left bank.

    BNE674101_1998 Item# 22712