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Bordeaux Supérieur AC 2014 Moisin
  • 156. Bordeaux Supérieur AC 2014 Moisin

    Château Moutte-Blanc

    100% Petit Verdot (14.5% alc.)

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    Moutte Blanc’s top wine comes from 0.70 hectares of gnarled 80yo PV, 300 metres from the estuary planted in ‘Palus’, a pebbly, clay soil. Although PV is very capricious and demands more than twice as much work in the vineyards as merlot, the spectacular wine that results is worth the effort. Given a low temperature extraction (necessary for PV) it was aged in 60% new oak with the balance from one and 2yo barrels. It was racked by an ancient practice ‘a l’esquive’, barrel by barrel, to avoid pumping and filtration, and fined by egg white in each barrel (half an hour’s work per barrel!) again to avoid pumping. It offers a fabulous bright dark plum colour, dark fruits and pepper on the nose, is very complete wine with depth and complexity, a fine tannic structure and is fresh and persistent on the finish. For drinking now to 2029.

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