Colour: Luminous, moderately translucent and still surprisingly youthful dark ruby color.
Aroma: Quite intense, savory and somewhat leafy nose with quite classic and attractive aromas of herbaceous bell pepper, some tobacco, light autumnal notes of damp leaves and forest floor, light fruity notes of fresh blackberries, a hint of toasty yet dry and savory oak spice and a touch of ripe redcurrant.
Palate: Surprisingly ripe, quite sweet-toned and somewhat concentrated on the palate with a medium body. The overall feel is silky smooth and quite supple, yet not without structure, thanks to the high acidity and still rather firm and moderately grippy tannins. The finish is dry, supple and gently grippy with rich, layered flavors of roasted bell pepper, ripe blackcurrant, some peppery spice, a little bit of crunchy redcurrant, light sweet notes of toasty oak spice and chocolatey mocha character and a hint of juicy dark fruit.
Grape Varieties: 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet franc
History of Moueix
Internationally renowned, Établissements Jean-Pierre Moueix has become a hallmark for the top wines of Bordeaux. The company is the largest wine merchant on the Right Bank, distributing fine wines from Bordeaux and California worldwide. Family run since 1937, they are also the owner and producer of several prestigious crus, including Château La Fleur-Pétrus, Château Trotanoy, and Château Hosanna in Pomerol; Château Bélair-Monange Premier Grand Cru Classé in Saint-Émilion; and, in Napa Valley, California, Dominus Estate and Ulysses.
Jean-Pierre Moueix was born in 1913, moved to Saint-Émilion in 1929. At the time, the wines of Pomerol and Saint-Émilion were not yet widely recognized. Jean-Pierre Moueix, a visionary, foresaw great potential both in the Merlot grape and in its ability to age when grown in the best terroirs of his adopted region.
His sons and now his grandson, Edouard Moueix run the company together with their dedicated staff to produce, distribute, and promote an exceptional selection of over 200 wines.