Château Moulin Riche, St Julien, 2016

  Château Moulin Riche

Moulin Riche often offers an open, forward style from the Cuvelier stable. Leoville Poyferre hails from vineyards belonging to the great Leoville estate, whereas, Moulin Riche harks from an inland terroir at the north of the appellation near to the Pauillac border. The 2016 is crafted from 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 11% Petit Verdot and offers plenty of crisp purple fruit and plummy liqueur. This is plush and crunchy and there is a lot of raw material. The tannins are marked, but this has energy and will all come together.

Contains Sulphites.

About Château Moulin Riche

Château Moulin Riche is a Château located in the St Julien region of Bordeaux.

Appellation: St Julien

St-Julien may not have any first growths like its neighbour Pauillac but has a raft of high-performing Châteaux in its ranks, second through to fourth growths, Including Ducru-Beaucaillou, Léoville Las Cases, Léoville-Poyferré, Léoville-Barton. Gruaud-Larose and Talbot. For many St-Julien is quintessential claret, robust, powerful but refined subtle and poised. Gravelly soils dominate, hence wide plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon with some Merlot.

Grape Blend: Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot | Cab. Franc | Petit Verdot

The full complement of permitted Bordeaux varieties (excluding the rarely used Carmenere & Malbec) and the classic left bank Bordeaux blend. The Cabernets and Merlots usually dominate the blend with small percentages of Petit Verdot blended in for colour, structure and complexity. Several producers outside of Bordeaux have tried to emulate this with a Bordeaux style blend of their own, a particularly successful example being Cain Cellars in the Napa Valley and their splendid Cain Five.