2015 Château Moulin Riche St. Julien Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note


2015 Château Moulin Riche  (St. Julien) 90

Just about fully mature, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, elegant, and polished, with a focus on its dark cherry and currant core of fruits with their earthy, tobacco accents. This is showing much better in the bottle than in the barrel. Popped and poured, at best, only a splash decant in needed. 90 Points

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An approachable style of St. Julien with an elegant personality, smooth tannins and a cassis, thyme-filled finish that should offer stylish pleasure while it's young. 87 - 89 Pts

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When to Drink Chateau Moulin Riche, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Moulin Riche can be enjoyed on the young side with decanting. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 1 hour or so. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Moulin Riche is usually better with at least 3-5 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Moulin Riche offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 5-12 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Moulin Riche with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Moulin Riche is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Moulin Riche is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed, and grilled dishes. Moulin Riche is also good when served with Asian dishes, hearty seafood, or richly textured fish like tuna, mushrooms, pasta, and cheese.