Jean-Pierre Moueix Bordeaux is made from Merlot (primarily) and Cabernet Franc. The fruit comes from vineyards that grow on clay, gravel and sand based soils of the Right Bank. The Merlot element gives this wine a certain gravitas while Cabernet Franc offers complexity and a solid framework. Together they result in a wine of character and nuance that has a fruit profile that is absolutely Bordeaux.
The Jean-Pierre Moueix Bordeaux 2015 has received a high score and great review from Mike Bennie at The Wine Front. It really is rare to find a Bordeaux at this price indepently reviewed so well (or at all). Our efforts on the ground and in the cellars of Bordeaux continue to bear fruit.
Right Bank here, mostly Merlot, therefore... Christian Moueix of the Moueix family of course owns Dominus in Napa Valley, amongst other properties in Bordeaux, and the family have long been distributors of serious Bordeaux. Super classy ‘retro’ packaging too... No rough edges, all smooth sailing. A plummy (skins, juice and flesh) red of brambly, dark berry fruit perfume and subtle clove-like oak character. The palate is sweet fruit cupped in silty, cedary tannin, finishing succulent and faintly twiggy. It’s a beautiful drink in its simplicity and clarity. A no brainer for long lunches and sipping fireside.
90 points, Wine Front.