Fine examples of the best wines from Saint-Émilion and its satellites. Mature, full-bodied wines with fruit aromas and mushroom and black currant flavors. These wines are worthy of long-term cellaring (up to 25 years), for use on special occasions.
Color: Deep ruby color.
Nose: Robust fruity and floral bouquet.
Mouth: The tannins are round, fruity, silky and soft, with a long aftertaste.
Appellation: Saint-Émilion Grand Cru.
Varieties: 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Vats: Stainless steel.
Vatting time: 30 days.
Ageing: 18 - 20 months.
Barrels: New oak (40%).
Color: Deep purple color with a garnet shade.
Nose: Silky, fresh and intense fruity flavor with remarkable richness.
Mouth: Opulent extract of ripe fruits with elegant tannins and freshness in the aftertaste.
Varieties: 100% Merlot.
Vatting time: 30-40 days.
Ageing: 18 months.
Barrels: New oak (30%).
Château le Moulin
Got its name from a family estate Moulin de Lavaud. This little winery in Pomerol is located on 3 ha of land. The property was established in the 1800s, however, it was not until the end of the 20th century that it earned its reputation on the market with the 1998 and 2000 vintages. This wine is produced under the supervision of a renowned oenologist-consultant Dr. Alain Raynaud.
The soil composition of the Château le Moulin vineyard is clay and limestone gravel. Château le Moulin is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.
The average age of the vines is about 30 years.
All works at the vineyard are done manually which guarantees highest quality of wine material. Fermentation takes place in wooden vats, 25 hectolitres in volume, after that the wine is matured for 15-20 months in new barrels, made of French oak. Annual production is about 700 cases.
Dark ruby color with a mixture of floral, black currant and coffee aroma. The aftertaste is rich with prune and coffee tones.
This wine is closer to the more modern style of Pomerol wines. It does not require long cellaring, you can taste it young to feel its energy.
Mai 2012 : 89/91
Deep ruby/purple-colored with smoky notes of roasted herbs, sweet, meaty, plum back cherries and plums, silky tannins.
Exotic and flamboyant Le Moulin 2011 has performed well in this somewhat difficult vintage.
Mai 2013 : 90/93
Proprietor Judge Querre’s exotic, flamboyant Pomerol is a sleeper of the vintage. Medium to full-bodied with notes of incense, Asian spice, kirsch and black currants, this full-bodied, plump, opulently styled 2012
Le Moulin is difficult to resist.
Drink it over the next 10-12 years.