Château Les Moines, Cru Bourgeois, Médoc 2010

Bordeaux

75cl bottle: £18.95

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £227.40

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I have just secured from Bordeaux a small and excellent parcel of Château Les Moines 2010, an exceedingly delicious claret from an exceptional vintage. Nine years since the harvest and this wine has matured beautifully and is drinking very well now. Les Moines is a favourite of both myself and co-founder, David Campbell and features regularly in the French wine guide, Guide Hachette des Vins, which David invented when he lived in Paris. We highly recommend purchasing a case of this wonderful 2010 claret: superb alongside food or on its own.

The wine is full and round with a nose of dark fruits including cassis, blackberry and plum, with delicious complexity and oak influence. A rich, smooth and satisfying palate with great balance. Drink it now as it is delicious, or watch it age over the next 4 years and enjoy along the way.
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Our Tasting Notes

Each glass holds a generous nose of dark fruits such as cassis, blackberry and plum, with tobacco scents adding complexity. A rich, smooth and satisfying palate and great balance follows. Drink now until 2024.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Appellation: Médoc
Alcohol: 14%

About

Claude Pourreau, the owner of Château Les Moines since 1968, comes from a family of winemakers located in the heart of the Médoc for several generations.

fromvineyardsdirect

"A first tasting of this estate for me, the wine from another of the 21st century's outstanding vintages so far and a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. There's a beef-stock and game perfume to this, quite animal and appealing, though it is pristine (no off aromas) and that alluring character melts into plummy and tobacco-tinged fruit. In the mouth it is harmonious and complete, the ripe fruit supported by spicy oak, a solid tannin structure and elegant cherry acids, medium-bodied and really quite long. They have certainly captured the class of the vintage. Really very satisfying at this price. 90/100." - Tom Cannavan (previous vintage)


"Last tasted in 2015 when I rated it 90/100, this is cellaring very well indeed, still showing that ripeness of fruit that is modern and appealing, but not at the expense of classic Médoc character, a hint of game, cedar and liquorice, a pleasing dose of volatile leading on to a curranty, dry palate, but there's a slick chocolate to the tannins, the 14% alcohol no doubt aiding that generous mouthfeel, into a long finish where the sweet fruit persists." - Tom Cannavan, wine-pages.com (previous vintage)


"This Médoc blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot has richly fruited yet savoury aromatics of plum, cassis, clove and liquorice, velvety tannins and gentle supporting acidity. It’s somewhere between traditional and modern in style" - Matt Walls (previous vintage)