Chateau Tour du Haut-Moulin, Haut Médoc, 2014
Awards Robert PARKER: 90 points
First, a Story : Chateau Tour du Haut-Moulin is in the hands of the Poitou family since 1870. Lionel Poitou is the 6th generation.
Tour du Haut Moulin is situated in Cussac Fort, between Margaux and St-Julien, in the heart of Haut-Médoc.
It has 10 hectares of 25-year-old vines, and this is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot.
With mellow bramble fruit, notes of cedar spice and firm tannins, it’s a benchmark Left Bank red.
Then, a Terroir : 8 hectares. Average age of the vines : 25 years old.
Grape Variety: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
At last, the wine is a fruity concentrated wine that is considered exceptional every year and a reference among the Crus Bourgeois.
Ageing : 15 months in oak barrels (25% new). “Very dark colour with purple tints. Fruity nose (blackberry, blueberry) with delicate wooden notes. Nice balanced and charming.”
Food Pairing suggestions: A ideal wine with a roasted lamb or a stew.
Wines from Medoc: Style / Tasting notes:
Wines are usually complex, but also elegant. You can enjoy sometimes oak with notes of blackberry or currant. , Liquorice, and sometimes spices and mint are also specific flavors from Medoc wines.