Le Bordeaux de Maucaillou 2010 Bordeaux Supérieur - Château Maucaillou

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Affordable and very nice: the perfect simple wine for your everyday meals! This Bordeaux Supérieur is the entry level of the Maucaillou universe. It is medium bodied, fruity and well balanced; definitely a wine of pleasure at a very decent price.
 
Wine Characteristics Tasting and cellaring
Domain Château Maucaillou Eye Bright ruby red
Vintage 2010 Nose  Red berries and dark plum
Appellation Moulis-en-Médoc Mouth Medium-bodied, balanced and soft with fruity flavors.
Area Bordeaux   Easy drinking everyday wine
Colour Red Drink from Now
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) Drink before 2015
  Merlot (35%) Petit Verdot (5%) Open  1 hour before
Type Dry Drinking temperature 17-18°C
       
Food pairing
This "simple" Bordeaux should be enjoiyed during a meal, preferably with red meat, grilled or braised, and cheese.
 
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: 15/20
"Anyone who knows Philippe Douthe and his children uderstand that wine is here a matter of pleasure, sharing, passion. Magali brings to each vintage a special care, precision in respect of the terroir and the fruit."
 
And finally for the wine geeks…
Soil Guntz gravels and clayey limestone
Age of vines 30 years old
Harvest 60% Manual
Maturing Oak barrels
Ageing 18 months
Production 300,000 btls    
Bottled April 2012
Alcohol 13%