Haut-Médoc de Maucaillou 2009 Haut-Médoc - Château Maucaillou

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Moving up in the range, Château Maucaillou elaborates this wine using their usual know-how with selected grapes coming from the Haut-Médoc area. A very nice structure with soft tannins on aromas of black berry and spices, it is just as complex as a good Haut-Medoc should be. Definitely a bottle to be discovered.
 
Wine CharacteristicsTasting and cellaring
DomainChâteau MaucaillouEyeDeep and intense ruby
Vintage2009Nose Red fruits with a touch of coffee and spices
AppellationHaut-MédocMouthFull-Bodied and round with silky tanins;
AreaBordeaux the finish is fresh and slightly minty
ColourRedDrink fromNow
GrapesCabernet Sauvignon (60%)Drink before2018
 Merlot (24%) Cabernet Franc (16%)Open 1 hour before
TypeDryDrinking temperature17-18°C
    
Food pairing
Strong red meats like lamb or game and cheese.. The classic matches of a full-bodied Médoc
 
A word about the domain
The domain of Maucaillou was created “only” in 1875, which can explain why it was not included in the 1855 Classification. Owned by the Dourthe family for four generations who have always maintained the high standard of the Chateau and the great care the family has always provided to the vineyard. With 90 hectares spread across Moulis and the Haut-Médoc, the Chateau produces 4 different wines but treat them all with the same care to produces quality wines, from the affordable easy to drink Bordeaux Supérieur to the more complex and perfectly balanced Château Maucaillou.
 
What experts say
About the domain
Robert Parker: 3* (Very good)
Bettane & Dessauve: 1* (Good production)
 
About the wine
Gault&Millau: 15.5/20
"This 2009 exhibits a nose of red fruits with a few empyreumatiques keys. In the mouth it is balanced, elegant, round, full bodied, with fullness and develops a silky tannins and a fresh, minty finish."
 
And finally for the wine geeks…
Soil80% Guntz gravels and 20% clayey limestone
Age of vines25 years old
HarvestMechanical
MaturingOak barrels
Ageing16 months
Production70,000 btls
BottledFebruary 2012
Alcohol13%