Château Moulin de Mallet AOC Bordeaux Red - Technical sheet

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Château Moulin de Mallet

AOC Bordeaux Red

Family-owned since 1898, the vineyard was gradually expanded and became the principal activity of the Couderc family in 1985. High up on the plateau de Pujols, a rocky outcrop overlooking the Dordogne Valley and facing the slopes of Saint Emilion, are the constructions of five successive generations. The entire estate has been modernised and the vineyard is run with passion and painstaking care by Mr Couderc senior, aided, since 1997, by his son Julien, a qualified viticulturist and oenologist.

Technical sheets

  • 2012

    VINTAGE 2012

    TASTING NOTES

    A wine of character with its sustained ruby-red colour, purple tints and red fruit aromas (strawberry, raspberry) with discreet hints of spice. Perceptibly tannic but not overly so, the dense, chewy palate delivers an impression of smoothness. Long, balanced finish.

    AGEING

    Ready to drink from 2015, but can be laid down for several years.

  • 2014

    VINTAGE 2014

    TASTING NOTES

    Deep ruby red in colour. The expressive nose is redolent of ripe fruit (blackcurrant, cherry). Beautifully rounded palate with plenty of finesse, very fruit forward and with silky tannins.

    AGEING

    Ready to drink from 2015, but can be laid down for several years.

  • 2015

    VINTAGE 2015

    TASTING NOTES

    Vat-fermented and vat-aged, this densely garnet coloured wine displays a whole array of fresh, red and black fruit aromas (blackcurrant, blackberry and cherry). The same generosity is found on the palate, with supple, chewy extract over smooth, elegant, discreet tannins. Crafted from fully ripened grapes, this Grand Vin de Bordeaux has drawn the full potential from this exceptional terroir overlooking the Dordogne opposite Saint-Emilion.

    AGEING

    Ready to drink from 2017, but can be laid down for several years.

  • 2016

    VINTAGE 2016

    TASTING NOTES

    This Moulin de Mallet 2016 owes its quality to the painstaking work undertaken in the vineyard in recent years (short pruning, managed grass cover, restricted yields, green harvesting, integrated pest control), as well as the vinification techniques aimed at fostering extraction of the fruit and colour without too much tannin. The results are especially telling in the 2009 vintage, with its near-black red colour and ruby tints. The bouquet is generous, displaying an array of red and black fruit aromas (blackcurrant, blackberry and cherry). The same harmony is discernible on the palate, with its supple, fleshy extract over a silky, velvety tannic base. A decidedly fine achievement which confirms the excellence of this leading cru of the appellation!

    AGEING

    Ready for drinking from 2017; can be laid down for several years.