Château Moulinet Lasserre, Pomerol, 2000

  Château Moulinet-Lasserre

Château Moulinet Lasserre, Pomerol

Moulinet-Lasserre is exactly the same wine as Clos René. The 2000 vintage has produced one of the finest examples we have tasted from this charming Pomerol chateau. Tasted in November 2018, this is in a brilliant place right now. It’s in total harmony. The bouquet is classically Pomerol with secondary notes of potpourri, incense, dried cranberries, a hint of bergamot, iodine and sweet plums. The palate is awash with ripe fruit. There is a generosity and charm to the fruit that is most alluring; it is gentile and refined and displays the class of this wonderful vintage in the quality of its tannins and its overall poise. We highly recommend this for drinking this Christmas and over the next 2-3 years.

Contains Sulphites.

Appellation: Pomerol

Pomerol’s Merlot-dominated wines at their best are rich, seductive and silky. For hundreds of years Pomerol was considered as nothing but a satellite district of neighbouring St-Émilion to the east, and it was not really until not until the 1950s that Pomerol started its meteoric rise led by Château Petrus. By far the most dominant merchants in the region are Jean-Pierre Moueix who own or distribute the majority of the finest properties in Pomerol, the most renowned being Petrus.

Pomerol's finest wines originate from the highest parts of the plateau, which is predominantly gravel and clay, with an iron rich subsoil called crasse de fer.
Apparently as important in fashioning wines that are plump, voluptuous, and richly Merlot dominates plantings dramatically, though the notable exception is Vieux Château Certan, nearly half of their estate is devoted Cabernet Franc. Pomerol has no no official classification, but its small scale wines fetch some of the greatest prices for wine in the world. The regions greatest names are Pétrus, Lafleur, Certan de May, Hosanna, La Fleur de Gay, L'Église-Clinet, Le Pin, La Conseillante, Trotanoy, , L'Évangile, Latour-à-Pomerol, and Vieux-Ch-Certan

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

Three of the classic Bordeaux varieties. A relatively rare blend for the right bank, where Cabernet Sauvignon plays a greater role than Cabernet Franc (Figeac being one of the few examples), while on the left bank this is most likely to crop up in the communes with cooler, damper soils such as St Estèphe.