Evey year Christian Moueix releases many of his wines early, rather than waiting for the critics’ scores or watching other Chateaux. This year he has released the Chatueax below, some are the best value we have tasted from him.
Polished nose, almost fragrant and perfumed. A superb offering of red and black fruits, a little cherry as well. Soft texture and refreshing acidity. Good flavour in the middle and pretty finish. Good length and well made. Highly enjoyable wine. (JN Taste Team, April 2011).
As always, the second wines offered by Christian Moueix represent great value and a lighter touch than most. There is plenty of finesse in this offering; I think Christian got it just right with his Saint Emilions. Lots of red fruit and freshness, in good balance with texture and minerality. Firm, but not intrusive tannins. Good length, this will drink well from 5 years after bottling. (JN Team, April 2011).
Mid crimson. Very heady nose – quite intense. Lovely sumptuous fruit. Very forward. Very fine tannins almost disguised by the plumpness of the fruit. Perhaps not for the very long term? Sappy and refreshing. Not straining to impress. 16.5 pts. Drink 2017 – 2025. (Jancis Robinson Purple Pages, 14 April 2011).
Appealing nose. Lovely fruit component on palate, with a little cherry sweetness. Freshness and minerality provide focus. Surprisingly long and textured. La Serre has got better and better in recent vintages, and this is probably their best yet. (JN Team, April 2011).
Bright crimson. Very rich and sweet – something of the pâtissière on the nose here. Broad and very polished with a savoury meaty undertow. Pretty interesting wine with some intensity but real savour. Muscular sheen to it. A more aerienne Pomerol than many. Long. 17 pts. Drink 2018 – 2032. (Jancis Robinson Purple Pages, 14 April 2011).
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