Bordeaux 2017 - The Moueix Family Wines

Bordeaux 2017 - The Moueix Family Wines
We are delighted to release a quartet of Moueix Family wines: La Fleur Petrus, Belair Monange, Hosanna and Lafleur Gazin. Jean-Pierre Moueix was a maverick propriétaire and negociant. He spotted the potential of Pomerol, raising brands like Petrus from near obscurity to the very pinnacle of wine collectability. Now the company is run by the father and son team of Christian and Edouard Moueix. Their portfolio of chateaux is unparalleled and thanks to sympathetic and traditional wine-making techniques, they all have unique identities.

The big three are household names. La Fleur Petrus is the largest estate on the plateau of Pomerol – its wines are grandiose and age wonderfully. Belair Monange occupies the finest slopes and plateau of the Cote of St Emilion. Nestled between Ausone and Canon, this exceptional terroir is beginning to fire on all cylinders and regularly ranks amongst the very best wines of the appellation. Hosanna is typically hedonistic. This is an exotic Pomerol packed with glycerin and spice. The final wine is not a recognised brand yet, but we have been really impressed by the strides made at this chateau over the last four vintages. Lafleur Gazin is situated between Gazin and the original site of La Fleur Petrus. The old wines were a little bucolic, but recent vintages are refined and elegant and still offer exceptional value for money.

Unfortunately, allocations are quite meagre and we expect demand to be high. If you would like an allocation, please contact your account manager.

La Fleur Petrus
“A final blend of 91% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the very deep garnet-purple colored 2017 la Fleur-Petrus has quite an earthy nose, sporting notions of black soil, mossy bark and truffles over a core of cassis, mulberries and plum preserves plus hints of espresso, anise and peppercorns. Medium to full-bodied, firm, grainy and with great freshness, the sturdy frame supports generous black and blue fruits with earthy accents and fantastic length. 94-96”

Belair Monange
“A final blend of 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Belair Monange has a flamboyant nose of potpourri, Indian spices, Sichuan pepper, hoisin and sandalwood over a core of crème de cassis, blackberry pie and blueberry preserves with a waft of dusty earth. The medium to full-bodied palate is rich and seductive with oodles of freshness and layers of floral and spice notions, finishing long. 96-98”

“A final blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, the 2017 Hosanna is deep garnet-purple in color with a nose that simply sings of violets, chocolate-covered cherries and exotic spices with a core of crème de cassis, fragrant earth and blueberry pie plus a waft of wild thyme. The palate is medium to full-bodied, velvety, rich and seductive with tons of black and blue fruit layers, finishing with those exotic spices coming through. 96-98”

Lafleur Gazin
“Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Lafleur-Gazin is 100% Merlot with very alluring floral notes of violets, roses and raspberry leaves over a core of red and black currants, blackberries and incense plus a waft of damp soil. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm and full of flavors, with grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing on a perfumed note. 90-92”

Notes and scores by Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate