This mixed case features three delicious Bordeaux reds to embark on a journey of the region. Travel through the winding roads of the left bank with Château Les Paruades, jump to the right bank when uncorking the Château du Moulin Noir, and savour the delights and limestone-rich soils of Bordeaux Supérieur with Château Plaisance.
A case includes 4 bottles of each wine.
4 bottles x Château Moulin Noir 2011 (Montagne-Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux)
Red | Merlot, Cabernet Franc
91 points by Wine Align
Softly-textured wine from an estate in Montagne-Saint-Emilion. Moulin Noir consists of seven hectares of vineyards on a good clay and limestone site. The wine is a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc and is aged 12 months in oak. This notably complex right bank blend from a satellite appellation of Saint-Emilion offers appealing savoury notes along with a mineral, iron component and liquorice spice. The oak treatment is wonderfully integrated with wood spice elevating the bright red fruit. Harmoniously matured, graceful and very elegant. The staying power of the finish is impressive. Drinking very well now.
Pairing suggestion: The high content of Merlot in this wines makes it perfect with spicy Asian dishes like Korean hotspots or Chinese food. It also pairs nicely with roasted lamb or duck terrines and with fatty cheeses like Comté.
4 bottles x Château Plaisance
Les Palues Superieur 2016 (Bordeaux, France)
Red | Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
90 points by Wine Align
An elegantly matured Bordeaux Superieur with surprising persistence. Named after the limestone soils ('palus') of the vineyards, this blend of 70% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot is showing lovely earthy, leather and licorice notes along with cherry, raspberry and blackcurrant. A stunning value.
Pairing suggestion: Pair with rack of lamb and braised fennel.
4 bottles x Château Les Paruades 2014 (Macau en Médoc, Bordeaux)
Red | Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
91 points by Wine Align
Château Les Paruades is located in Macau en Médoc, on the foothills of the Margaux appellation and on the edge of the Gironde. The estate covers an area of 3.5 hectares with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc planted on clayey palus soil. The vinification process follows the traditional methods of the Médoc, with total destemming and fermentation in stainless steel and concrete vats.
A blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc in Pomerol mimic, attractive and edgy when it wants or needs to be. Right Bank stylistic in any case, herbals and amaro welling through with liqueur consistency and fashion. Quite chic and notably concentrated for 2014, really credible, with brisk acidity and plenty of toughness keeping the wine safe, elongated and with portents of further potential.
Quite a steal actually.
It requires three full cases of each wine in order for us to build and fulfill three mixed cases. This process usually takes about 7-10 business days but may vary.