Bordeaux, 2016. Moulin de Canhaut

Bordeaux, 2016. Moulin de Canhaut

Item #: B1222R1
Vintage: 2016
Varietal: Bordeaux
Vineyard/Appellation: Bordeaux, France
Color: Dark Ruby
Nose: Violets, Plum
Palate: Cranberry, Dark Chocolate
Finish: Never-Ending
Rating: 97
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now thru 2026/Red Meat/13% Alcohol by Volume

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Our Moulin de Canhaut is fashioned by Chateau Poitevin, one of the finest of the miniscule properties in Bordeaux famous Medoc appellation. Three of the five First Growths and nearly half of the classified growths reside here for good reason. It defines what Bordeaux is in every sense.

Location is everything here. Rene Poitevin planted his vineyard in 1952, all five acres of it. Today his offspring, headed by Antoine Medeville, controls 100 acres of vines set on 220 acres of land. Those 100 acres are divided into 45 different plots, each one so designated because of the uniqueness of the ground on which each vine resides. Every vine delivers a slightly different wine than the rest, which only adds to the complexity of the finished blend.

It's this attention to detail and the all-encompassing passion to produce the very best possible with what Mother Nature has provided you that commands our respect. We can't imagine the work and patience that goes into such a project, but we can appreciate it and, of course bask in the grace of the wine. As if this were enough, in 2012 Poiteven was given certification for its work on environmental and social issues. This means their concerns go beyond the monetary compensation.

It certainly shows in this selection. The classic blend of 50% each Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon is a revelation. At six years of age it is showing its potential with gorgeous fruit and spice ignited by vanilla, earth and leather. Serving with a filet roast would be divine.

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