Red, Ready, but will keep

2010 Ch. Moulin St Georges, St Emilion

2010 Ch. Moulin St Georges, St Emilion

Red | Ready, but will keep | Code:  7738 | 2010 | France > Bordeaux > St-Emilion | Merlot | Medium-Full Bodied, Dry | 14.5 % alcohol


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The Wine Advocate - Proprietor Alain Vauthier has turned out a solidly constructed wine that is dense purple in color and exhibits subtle smoke, graphite and blue and black fruits in a medium-bodied, relatively linear style. Drink it over the next decade.
Robert M. Parker, Jr. - 28/02/2013

Jancis - The 2010 Ch Moulin St-Georges St-Émilion is dark purple, with muscular nose. Very rich though a little dry on the end. Needs time – bit chewy, dry minerals on the end.
Jancis Robinson MW- jancis, April 2011

Wine Spectator - Bright linzer torte and red cherry fruit is laced with firm licorice and spice, with a pretty fruitcake note on the finish. Solid grip.
James Molesworth – The Wine Spectator – Apr 2011

Parker - Proprietor Alain Vauthier has turned out a solidly constructed wine that is dense purple in color and exhibits subtle smoke, graphite and blue and black fruits in a medium-bodied, relatively linear style. Drink it over the next decade.
87 Robert Parker- Wine Advocate- Feb 2013

This wine’s tartness and high acids were surprising, but I was only able to taste it one time, so perhaps the barrel sample I saw was slightly off. Notes of licorice, blueberries and black currants are attractive, but the acid levels were sharp and distracting. This offering may have come out of malolactic fermentation very late and consequently, the wine is not easy to evaluate at present.
87-89 Robert Parker- Wine Advocate- May 2011

Decanter - Chateau Moulin-Saint-Georges produced tiny volume due to coulure. More structured than the '09. Crushed raspberry aroma but with a citrus-like freshness. Medium to full-bodied, smooth texture and tannins and line of acidity that masks the 14.5% alcohol. Long finish.
James Lawther MW- Decanter – Apr 2011

The Grape



The most widely planted grape in Bordeaux and a grape that has been on a relentless expansion drive throughout the world in the last decade. Merlot is adaptable to most soils and is relatively simple to cultivate. It is a vigorous naturally high yielding grape that requires savage pruning - over-cropped Merlot-based wines are dilute and bland. It is also vital to pick at optimum ripeness as Merlot can quickly lose its varietal characteristics if harvested overripe.

In St.Emilion and Pomerol it withstands the moist clay rich soils far better than Cabernet grapes, and at it best produces opulently rich, plummy clarets with succulent fruitcake-like nuances. Le Pin, Pétrus and Clinet are examples of hedonistically rich Merlot wines at their very best. It also plays a key supporting role in filling out the middle palate of the Cabernet-dominated wines of the Médoc and Graves.

Merlot is now grown in virtually all wine growing countries and is particularly successful in California, Chile and Northern Italy.

The Region



St Emilion is one of Bordeaux's largest producing appellations, producing more wine than Listrac, Moulis, St Estèphe, Pauillac, St Julien and Margaux put together. St Emilion has been producing wine for longer than the Médoc but its lack of accessibility to Bordeaux's port and market-restricted exports to mainland Europe meant the region initially did not enjoy the commercial success that funded the great châteaux of the Left Bank. 

St Emilion itself is the prettiest of Bordeaux's wine towns, perched on top of the steep limestone slopes upon which many of the region's finest vineyards are situated. However, more than half of the appellation's vineyards lie on the plain between the town and the Dordogne River on sandy, alluvial soils with a sprinkling of gravel. 

Further diversity is added by a small, complex gravel bed to the north-east of the region on the border with Pomerol.  Atypically for St Emilion, this allows Cabernet Franc and, to a lesser extent, Cabernet Sauvignon to prosper and defines the personality of the great wines such as Ch. Cheval Blanc.  

In the early 1990s there was an explosion of experimentation and evolution, leading to the rise of the garagistes, producers of deeply-concentrated wines made in very small quantities and offered at high prices.  The appellation is also surrounded by four satellite appellations, Montagne, Lussac, Puisseguin and St. Georges, which enjoy a family similarity but not the complexity of the best wines.

St Emilion was first officially classified in 1954, and is the most meritocratic classification system in Bordeaux, as it is regularly amended. The most recent revision of the classification was in 2012

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