December Wine of the Month
2016 Château Moulin de Grenet
90/100 James Suckling point
A ruby colour of medium intensity with some garnet tints.
A pleasant and aromatic nose with notes of blackcurrant, blackberries, fresh red fruits, and a hint of black pepper and spices.
When exposed to air, this wine will express its subtle smoked, toasted flavour with hints of vanilla.
On the palate, it expresses finesse and boldness. A full attack, round and full-bodied with a fresh, fleshy texture. Lots of fresh, succulent fruit. Overall beautifully harmonious, this wine will mature well with tannins that are well-marked but fine. A lovely structure on the finish, with a certain mineral quality and toasted notes that are a sign of meticulous winemaking.
Sold in wooden crates of 6 bottles.
Pairs well with:
- Stewed venison with cranberries and morel mushrooms
- Wild boar marinated in red wine
- Vol-au-vent with chopped sweetbreads and quenelles
- Capon stuffed with morel mushrooms
- Camembert and Saint-Albray cheeses
The Roskam family has lived in Saint-Emilion since 1937 and runs this small 4.5 hectare vineyard north of Lussac on a fine satellite appellation. The vines are on average thirty years old and extend over five parcels, not far from an ancient 13 th century windmill, after which the Château is named.
The Cabernet Franc grapes, which account for approximately 25% of the blend, thrive on the top of the limestone plateau, while the Merlot grapes which are in the majority (75% of the vineyard) grow across the clay and limestone hillsides.
Value for money :
Our wine experts’ rating: 18,5/20