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Haut Brillette Moulis-en-Medoc 2010

$39.00

This is the kind of wine that makes you weak at the knees and it is everything that is right about Cabernet and Bordeaux.

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One of the oldest and most respected vineyards in this part of the Medoc region. They are celebrated for value and consistent quality, often giving better known Chateaux a fair run for their money.

This is ‘only’ their second label. There is a depth of character here that is often not seen is the main label of Bordeaux producers. A nuanced nose, it offers cinnamon and sweet spices, pure currants and a savoury oak background. The palate is rich and plush with a lot of power behind it. This is the kind of wine that makes you weak at the knees and it is everything that is right about Cabernet and Bordeaux. Get stuck in now, it will no doubt be glorious in 10 years from now though. Match it with something simple but tasty like the pizza at Mezzo and let this wine do all the talking.

Moulis-en-Medoc – One of the six appellations within the Haut-Medoc, the vineyards here have managed to raise their reputation above most of the Haut-Medoc by making outstanding wines at a great price. Cabernet heavy wines or structure and mid-term aging.

Cabernet Sauvignon – The noble variety of Bordeaux’s left bank. Firm tannins, a streak of acidity and punctuated by flavours of cassis, violets, spice and leather. The best examples can age for the long term. Although Cabernet does often require blending with Merlot, Cabernet Franc or Shiraz to fix the hole it has in its middle palate.

2010 – Largely over looked after the amazing 2009s. Is this better than 2000, 2005, 2009? Is it more like the famous vintages to follow up the greats such as 1996 and 2001? All I know is that after tasting the first shipment of 2010s my customers requested a second tasting and fast. See Decanters notes of the vintage here.

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