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Moulin Pey Labrie Canon Fronsac 2011


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A Bordeaux that’s priced way below its value.

Producer/Winery: Bénédicte & Grégoire Hubau; Château Moulin Pey Labrie; Fronsac, France.

Grape Variety: Merlot.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Canon-Fronsac; Bordeaux, France.

Vintage: 2011

Price: $22.50 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Venison and pork meatloaf with Madeira sauce, mashed potatoes, fresh beets and squash from the garden

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Strong blackberry aroma with a musty background of blueberry, damp wood, tobacco and toffee candy. Dry, complex and fresh mouthfeel, medium to full body and a 150-grit texture. Powerful blackberry, plum, and blueberry flavors that grow more identifiable and intense as the wine is swished over the palate. Plenty of acidity, but it was well balanced and not over the top, smooth integrated tannins that produce a wonderful grip through the long finish. WOW, the myriad of flavors and the unusual freshness in this wine were absolutely stunning. A bold, yet sensitive Merlot that was as fresh as a daisy. Paired with the venison meatloaf it was indisputably MEMORABLE!!! We called it a Bordeaux that’s priced way below its value.

Bénédicte & Grégoire Hubau in their Bordeaux vineyard
Photo from Château Moulin Pey Labrie.

Comments: Learn more about Château Moulin and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Aluminium covered 50mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 48100 9

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.