Chateau du Moulin Rouge 2016

Chateau du Moulin Rouge 2016

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Wine Advocate: 88
The 2016 Moulin-Rouge offers attractive and well defined blackberry and bilberry fruit on the nose, pencil box and tobacco notes following suit. I appreciate the definition and vigor here. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, a firm and insistent grip in the mouth with a structured finish that at least offers plenty of freshness. This is much better than the 2015 Château du Moulin-Rouge.
Wine Enthusiast: 91
Just dominated by Merlot, this is still a firm wine. Its tannins and acidity are a distinguishing feature at this young stage. They will be joined by the blackberry fruits as the wine matures. It has a good future. Drink from 2023.
Vinous: 88
The 2016 Château du Moulin Rouge has a well defined, quite focused bouquet that just needs to give more sense of energy and vivacity. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy, quite edgy tannin. Modest depth towards the finish, this is a taut and linear 2016, although there is a little herbaceousness coming through on the finish, albeit in a positive sense. Give it a couple of years in bottle. Tasted at the Oenoconseil tasting room in Bordeaux.
James Suckling: 92
Warm berry-pastry aromas with mulberries and boysenberries, too. The palate has a long, supple and juicy feel with a wealth of rich berries. Plenty to offer here, this has a plush array of ripe dark fruit, driving the palate long and true. A blend of 50 per cent merlot, 40 per cent cabernet sauvignon and ten per cent cabernet franc.