From a modestly sized (53 acres) Pomerol estate, Alain Moueix has produced a blend of 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc that offers attractive hints of sweet strawberries, jammy cherries, dusty, loamy soil, underbrush and spice box notes. Medium-weight and seductive, it can be consumed over the next 7-8 years.
Tasted twice with consistent notes, Alain Moueix has fashioned just a beautiful, floral, almost Margaux-like bouquet that I think will be special once in bottle. The palate is medium-bodied with fleshy ripe tannins, wonderful acidity and a satin-textured finish that boasts superb fruit concentration and elegance at this early stage. This is a great wine from an under-rated estate. Tasted April 2013.
You can allow all or manage them individually.