• The Final Release: Chateau Moulin de Tricot Margaux

    The Final Release: Chateau Moulin de Tricot Margaux

    Chateau Moulin de Tricot is the first place my mind goes when I think of Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant Bordeaux. They personify all of the grace and regal structure that Margaux has been associated with for centuries. Unfortunately, the estate was recently sold, and the fruit will be blended into another chateau's Grand Vin de Bordeaux. The 2019 release is the last vintage of our go-to Margaux wine.

    Margaux's gravel soils is especially suited to Cabernet Sauvignon. Still, Merlot plantings have steadily increased on the left bank to provide more soft-fruited wines that capitulate to a global palate. Moulin de Tricot always stuck with tradition, with 75% of the vineyards planted to Cabernet Sauvignon. They also have unusually dense vine spacing with 9,500 vines per hectare, providing naturally concentrated yields.

    Margaux wines have often been called "the iron fist in a velvet glove," explaining the balance between grace and dead-serious regal structure. Even more, every experience with Moulin de Tricot has felt like an "aha" moment. The intensity of dark fruit, graphite, cigar box, and a long finish is something extraordinary. Stock up on this final vintage while you can!

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    Posted by Max Kogod