Wine Discovery - December

Wine Discovery - December

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Every month, Discover a new wine!

This offer is perfect for all seasoned and budding fine wine enthusiasts! Each month, our wine experts will share their favourites with you, offering a tasting note on each exceptional wine. These fine wines will take you to different wine-growing regions and are very reasonably priced.

"One is not born a wine lover. One becomes one!"

December Wine of the Month

2016 Château Moulin de Grenet
Lussac Saint-Emilion

90/100 James Suckling point

0.75 l


Origin:   France

Flavour:

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