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 Characteristics Tasting and cellaring
Domain Château Maucaillou Eye Deep and intense ruby
Vintage 2009 Nose  Red fruits with a touch of coffee and spices
Appellation Haut-Médoc Mouth Full-Bodied and round with silky tanins;
Area Bordeaux   the finish is fresh and slightly minty
Colour Red Drink from Now
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) Drink before 2018
  Merlot (24%) Cabernet Franc (16%) Open  1 hour before
Type Dry Drinking temperature 17-18°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…
Soil 80% Guntz gravels and 20% clayey limestone
Age of vines 25 years old
Harvest Mechanical
Maturing Oak barrels
Ageing 16 months
Production 70,000 btls
Bottled February 2012
Alcohol 13%