2010 Moulis Cru Bourgeois from Bordeaux.
The year 2010 was a wonderful year for the Bordeaux region vineyard. The 2010 Chateau Brillette is a balanced, elegant and frank wine. It is 48% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot. Although the Merlot is excellent - it is sweet, fragranced and pleasant on the palate - it is the Cabernet Sauvignon, which perfectly ripped, that sets the tone in the blend. The Petit Verdot brings density, richness and a good complexity to this Moulis Cru Bourgeois.
The 2010 Chateau is a proud representative of Medoc wines. Indeed, it is strong, silky, and very fine, and has a lovely aromatic complexity.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Another superb over-achiever from the appellation of Moulis in the Medoc, this wine, a blend of 48% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, shows lots of licorice, barbecue smoke, charcuterie, plum and black currants. It hits the palate with a medium to full-bodied opulence. The tannins are sweet and the acidity adequate to provide definition and vibrancy. This is a beauty. An outstanding effort from proprietors, the Flageul family.