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Chateau Le Moulin Pomerol, Bordeaux wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Chateau Le Moulin takes its name from an ancient flour mill that remains on the property. It’s located near the vines and it’s called Moulin de Lavaud. This small Pomerol vineyard of Chateau Le Moulin is 3 hectares. While the estate was created in the 1800′s, it did not begin to earn its reputation until the very end of the 20th century with vintages like 1998 and 2000. Prior years are not nearly as interesting.

In 1969, what we know of as Chateau Le Moulin was sold to Michel and Genevieve Querre. At the time of the purchase, the estate was known as Vieux Chateau Cloquet. The Querre family renamed the property Chateau Le Moulin and began to renovate the estate. They recently replanted the vineyards and restored the Right Bank chateau as well as the wine making facilities for this Pomerol chateau. Today, Chateau Le Moulin is consulted by Dr. Alain Raynaud. While Chateau Le Moulin is their most prestigious estate, the Querre family also own numerous other chateaux in the Right Bank including; Chateau Patris in St. Emilion, Chateau d’Aiguilhe-Querre in Cotes du Castillon and their first purchase in Bordeaux, Chateau Brun Despagnen Bordeaux Superieur, which they purchased in 1986.

The 2.5 hectare Pomerol, vineyards of Chateau Le Moulin has a terroir of clay and gravel soils. The vineyard is planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. On average, the vines average 30 years of age. The vines are planted to a density of 5,500 vines per hectare. To produce the wine of Chateau Le Moulin, the wine undergoes vinification in five small, open top, 25 hectoliter wood vats. The five vats allow for a parcel by parcel vinification of Chateau Le Moulin. Malolactic fermentation takes place in 85% new, French oak barrels. Pigeage is performed twice a day. The wines are aged in 85% new, French oak barrels for between 15 to 20 months, depending on the style of the vintage. There is a second wine, Le Petit Moulin. Le Petit Moulin is not produced in every vintage. Close to 700 cases of Chateau Le Moulin are produced every year.

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Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2013 Château Le Moulin

    1. With oak, licorice, cocoa and cherry on the nose, the wine has medium body and round textures, finishing with a cherry liqueur note. 88-90 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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  2. 2012 Château Le Moulin

    1. With a floral, black raspberry, jammy, cocoa and coffee-scented nose, the wine is rich, fleshy, ripe and sweet. 89- 91 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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  3. 2011 Château Le Moulin

    1. Deep in color with coffee, vanilla and black plum, supple textures and a plush black plum and coffee bean finish are found in this wine. 89-91 Pts

      90 points - Tasted
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  4. 2010 Château Le Moulin

    1. Le Moulin opens with coffee, blackberry and plum scents. In the mouth, this mediuml bodied wine finishes with coffee and dark berries. 89-91 Pts

      90 points - Tasted
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  5. 2009 Château Le Moulin

    1. This ripe, modern styled Pomerol is filled with fresh plums, black cherry, vanilla, licorice and opulent, flashy textures. Drink it young, or let it age for a decade.

      91 points - Tasted
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