Utterly Seductive Pomerol

Utterly Seductive Pomerol
‘Tis the season to drink claret and be merry, and what a superb Christmas claret we have for this festive season. We recently discovered the corking 2000 Moulinet-Lasserre and instantly fell in love with this gorgeous Pomerol. Its bouquet fills the glass with aromas of kirsch, leather, incense and Asian spice. The palate is equally glorious with an abundance of ripe plummy fruit and raspberries. There isn’t a hair out of place; this is a very suave and handsome claret with impeccably mannered tannins and a glorious finish. With such a paean, one might expect an eye watering price tag, however, this delicious Pomerol can be on your table at just £33.60 a bottle inclusive of duty and VAT.

“Why have we never heard of this Chateau before?”, we hear you ask. Well, chances are you have tasted their wares; Moulinet-Lasserre is Clos René and Clos René is Moulinet-Lasserre; they are one and the same (Clos René bottles a small proportion of their production under this label for the negociant J P Moueix as an exclusivity). If you are searching for your perfect drinking claret, then look no further: we recommend the 2000 vintage wholeheartedly.

“A seductive, classic Pomerol in its open-knit, forward display of roasted coffee scents intermixed with caramel, black cherry jam, and some sweet, toasty oak, this is a lush, medium to full-bodied, dark ruby-colored wine with good flesh, low acidity, and excellent purity.” (note for Clos René) Score: 89/100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003

“Deep, glossy crimson. Toasty nose. Solid, cheerful, plump, very representative Pomerol. Hides nothing. Perhaps no great hidden depth. What you see is what you get.” (Tasting note for Clos René label)
Score: 17/20 Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, August 2005