2005 Château Moulin-Riche, St-Julien

Moulin-Riche has been one of our best buys in each of the last five
vintages and the 2005 continues this run of success. Moulin-Riche is
effectively the second wine of Cuvelier family’s Léoville-Poyferré, which has
been on a stunning run since 1995. Moulin-Riche ’05 is textbook Saint Julien.
Aromas of wild strawberries and loganberries are an overture to
lithe, seductive, broad and layered flavours that rest on a smooth but firm
texture. Unforced and natural, I predict that the 2005 will be even more
delicious than the 2000 which is a great favourite of ours.

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  • Region & country
    Saint-Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Mature 2010 - 2017
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2005 Château Moulin-Riche, St-Julien
Château Léoville-Poyferré

As is common in Bordeaux family politics, the original Léoville vineyards were trisected between siblings in 1840. Their redistribution created three new wine estates: Léoville Las Cases, Léoville Barton and Léoville-Poyferré. Las Cases and Poyferré are still closely linked, sharing parking for their wineries to this day. Léoville-Poyferré achieved Second Growth status in the important 1855 classifications, but its quality remained distinctly average until the arrival of Didier Cuvelier in 1979. His family had bought Léoville-Poyferré in 1921, and although he had trained as an accountant, the lure of wine brought him to the helm of the estate. By first bringing in Emile Peynaud (his wine tutor), followed by ,b>Michel Rolland in 1994, implementing an intensive replanting and expansion regime, bringing the total hectares under vine to 80, and modernising the winery, Didier significantly raised the reputation of Léoville-Poyferré, creating a stylish St-Julien which rivals the best for quality at more modest prices. He has now handed over to his cousin, Sara Lecompte Cuvelier.

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