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Bordeaux 2012 In Bottle: Moulis and Listrac

Written by JW. Posted in Bordeaux

IMG_6224Moulis and Listrac are two of my favourite appellations in Bordeaux for value. The wines have a reputation for being full-flavoured and gutsy but the top wines have as much finesse as the Haut-Médoc classed growths. 2012 looks to have produced good wines in these districts. Though they are not the show-stoppers of 2009 and 2010, they seem to have more harmony than 2007, 2011 and 2013 and are more forward and immediately enjoyable than 2008 was at the same stage. The stand-out for me this year across both appellations was Château Maucaillou which has produced a delicious wine. Château Poujeaux, Château Fourcas Hosten and Château Fourcas Dupré also look successful in 2012.

Bordeaux 2013 Primeurs: Moulis and Listrac

Written by JW. Posted in Bordeaux

IMG_5663As you’d expect in a vintage like 2013 Moulis and Listrac have produced a sappy, chewy bunch of wines. In Moulis, Château Poujeaux is elegant and attractive, with Château Chasse-Spleen seemingly leaner and a fraction austere. Château Fourcas Dupré looked the pick of the wines from Listrac. It has some sweetness and generosity on the mid-palate and is a whisker out in front of its chief competitors, Château Fourcas Hosten and Château Clarke.

Bordeaux 2011 In Bottle: Moulis and Listrac

Written by JW. Posted in Bordeaux

Chasse-Spleen - CopyMoulis and Listrac have produced a bracing set of wines in 2011. There isn’t the joy and flesh found here in 2009 nor the density of 2010. Still if you like your wines with chew and sap then these have something to offer. They could do with a little time to settle further, perhaps the wines of Moulis more than Listrac. There is elegance and harmony amongst the best if not a huge buzz of excitement.

Bordeaux Primeurs 2012: Moulis & Listrac

Written by JW. Posted in Bordeaux


As you’d imagine Moulis and Listrac are fairly tight, tannic bunch in 2012. There is not the gloss here of the really great years like 2009 and 2010 when these properties provide real value. Most should settle ok. The real bright spot, as ever, is Château Poujeaux, which has crafted a very fine effort in this tricky, rain-affected vintage. Listrac has produced a chewy set of wines, but Château Fourcas-Dupré and Château Fourcas-Hosten should prove gutsy drinking. Still, with so much 2009, 2010, and even 2005, still widely available and drinking nicely, it doesn’t seem to make much sense tying up your cash in these right now.

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