This wine offers a great opportunity to discover the differences a regional appellation can make when it comes to enjoying Bordeaux. As with the Moueix Merlot, it is made under the guidance of Christian Moueix. Composed primarily of Merlot, grown within the Saint-Emilion appellation during the outstanding 2009 vintage. The region's unique soil structure and microclimate express themselves in the finished wine by adding aromatic complexity and finesse. Vibrant ruby colour, aromatic oak and fruitcake bouquet. Layers of rich, plump, luscious fruit. A most satisfyingly smooth expression of the Merlot grape. Decant for an hour before serving.
"Benchmark Saint-Emilion with the kind of intensity that speaks of a first-rate vintage. Floral, graphite and red fruit aromas lead into a fresh, invigorating palate profile with tons of fine, firm tannins and plenty of fruity, earthy dynamism. Good food - like a beef filet with shallot sauce - improves it."
91 points, Decanter magazine, Dec 2013
"Floral, herbs, spice and blueberry on the nose, this dishes up rich, delicious cassis, kirsch liqueur and bramble berry followed by a long finish and aftertaste of balanced, dark, fruit flavours and oodles of charm. It’s medium-full weight with decent texture and near-fully resolved tannin. Good to go now alongside steak, burgers, meat-laden pizza."
4/5 stars, wine current.com, Oct 2013