Cuvée La Mouline - 2016
Cuvée La Mouline - 2016

Produced from a selection of old vines composed of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 55% Merlot. This cuvée is only produced from very ripe vintages in limited quantities of between 600 and 2400 bottles.

It aims to be comparable to the wines of the classified "grands crus" of Pauillac, our close neighbours. This cuvée is aged in 70% new barrels for 12 months.

 

WEATHER CONDITIONS

A mild and extremely rainy winter followed by a wet spring, which led to a delay of vine shoot and leaf growth.

Thankfully the dry weather that followed, allowed buds to flower well.

An exceptional dry and warm summer led to temporary water scarcity.

Rainfall beginning of September was a saving grace for berry ripening. From mid-September through to October sunny and dry weather conditions allowed for the grapes to come to full maturity and be harvested without any upheaval.

Perfect conditions to pick excellent quality grapes.

 

TASTING NOTES

December 2020

Beautiful velvety red color.

Subtle and light on the nose with aroma’s of red fruit and hints of mint.

Highly expressive on the lingering nose.

Supple attack on the palate followed by lots of freshness, a lovely tannic structure and a subtle finish.




Cuvée La Mouline - 2015
Cuvée La Mouline - 2015

Produced from a selection of old vines composed of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 55% Merlot. This cuvée is only produced from very ripe vintages in limited quantities of between 600 and 2400 bottles.

It aims to be comparable to the wines of the classified "grands crus" of Pauillac, our close neighbours. This cuvée is aged in 70% new barrels for 12 months.

 

WEATHER CONDITIONS

A pretty normal winter with rain in the first months, followed by colder weather from mid-January to mid-February. Then came a gorgeous dry and warm spring which allowed the buds to flower almost to perfection.

Ideal climatic conditions to satisfy the first 2 conditions of a good vintage: early, fast and even flowering and fruit setting.

A dry and warm start of the summer between fruit setting and early ripening followed by a saviour month of August to intensify the ripening stage of the berries. The 3rd condition for a successful red wine vintage is for berries to stop growing the moment ripening kicks in.

September and October: fresh, sunny and rainless months leading to an untroubled harvest with beautiful and fully ripened grapes.

All elements gathered at the right time in the right conditions for a top vintage.

 

TASTING NOTES

December 2020

Carmine red color, very transparent.

Great expression and complexity on the nose, well-balanced with aroma’s of red fruit and blackcurrant buds.

Intensely tannic wine with great balance and real aging potential.




Cuvée La Mouline - 2010

Produced from a selection of old vines composed of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 55% Merlot. This cuvée is only produced from very ripe vintages in limited quantities of between 600 and 2400 bottles.

It aims to be comparable to the wines of the classified "grands crus" of Pauillac, our close neighbours. This cuvée is aged in 70% new barrels for 12 months.

 

WEATHER CONDITIONS 

Despite arriving on the tail of the 2009 vintage, the 2010 vintage is a superb wine with an imposing structure and excellent acidity. It has a good chance of surpassing the 2009 vintage in around fifteen years.

A tough start was had after a cold, wet winter, with a cold, wet June leading to a failure of the fruit to set and millerandage on the merlots.

But temperatures rose at the end of June, with the summer being especially dry. There was a 2-week heat wave at the end of July which caused the vines to stop growing. Luckily, temperatures dropped in August and September and moderate rainfall made up for the water stress.

In late September and early October, sunny days and cool nights allow the harvesting (in smaller quantities than in 2009, due to the weather conditions in June) of fruity grapes high in tannins and colour.

Beginning of the harvest on October 6: a fruity, intense vintage which will reach its full potential in the next few years.

 

TASTING NOTES

Colour: deep garnet

Nose: good aromatic harmony between wood tannins and very ripe red berries.

Palate: powerful and structured with candied fruit aromas. A rich, concentrated and complex finish.

A potential aging time of 20 to 25 years.



Cuvée La Mouline - 2009
Cuvée La Mouline - 2009

Produced from a selection of old vines composed of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 55% Merlot. This cuvée is only produced from very ripe vintages in limited quantities of between 600 and 2400 bottles.

It aims to be comparable to the wines of the classified "grands crus" of Pauillac, our close neighbours. This cuvée is aged in 70% new barrels for 12 months.

 

WEATHER CONDITIONS

Conversely to the 2008 vintage which caused a great deal of worry before producing very positive results, the 2009 vintage seemed like a gift from the gods.

-  Flowering in early June, accompanied by warm, dry and sunny weather

-  Early ripening.

-  Completed ripening thanks to warm, dry weather in August and September and some small instances of rainfall in September.

-  Cool night-time temperatures, which contributed to the accumulation of pigment, helped maintain acidity and allowed flavours to develop through slow ripening.

-  Finally, a dream harvest in late September and early October in exceptionally dry weather conditions.

The harvest started on September 28. The wine produced was crisp and voluptuous with very ripe fruity notes. The colour and tannins   intense and suggested excellent aging potential, but its subtlety and elegance dominated over its intensity.

An exceptional vintage, as good as 2005.

 

TASTING NOTES

December 2020

Lovely ruby red, intense color.

On the nose, aroma’s of shell fruit and ripe blackcurrant.

On the palate, the attack is supple and smooth. Well structured wine with a nice long finish.

 

 

 



Cuvée La Mouline - 2008
Cuvée La Mouline - 2008

Produced from a selection of old vines composed of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 55% Merlot. This cuvée is only produced from very ripe vintages in limited quantities of between 600 and 2400 bottles.

It aims to be comparable to the wines of the classified "grands crus" of Pauillac, our close neighbours. This cuvée is aged in 70% new barrels for 12 months.

 

WEATHER CONDITIONS

A challenging year for vintners. After a mild, dry winter, the start of the vines was delayed by the cold period that took place between mid-March and the end of April.

It hailed a few times during the rainy month of May, which put a strain on some of the vine parcels.

Flowering occurred in June during a cool, rainy period, which led to failure of the fruit to set.

A long period of good, dry weather between late June and August 10 helped develop the potential of the tannins and colouring.

Another challenging period from mid-August to September 16, cold and wet, was luckily followed in mid-September by good, dry weather thanks to the appearance of a wind from the northeast.

The nights, which remained cool, allowed for gradual, balanced ripening, favouring elegant aromatic expressions.

 

The harvest started on October 8. The wine produced was surprising, with high colour and tannin concentrations while retaining a very smooth mouthfeel.

 

TASTING NOTES

December 2020

Garnet red color.

Bouquet of caramel and smooth cacao.

Savoury and mellow on the palate with hints of oranges and candied fruits. 

Long and smooth finish.




Cuvée La Mouline - 2007
Cuvée La Mouline - 2007

Produced from a selection of old vines composed of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 55% Merlot. This cuvée is only produced from very ripe vintages in limited quantities of between 600 and 2400 bottles.

It aims to be comparable to the wines of the classified "grands crus" of Pauillac, our close neighbours. This cuvée is aged in 70% new barrels for 12 months.

 

WEATHER CONDITIONS

Dismal weather conditions from May to August, with heavy rainfall, allowed the soil’s water reserves, which had been low after four dry years, to be restored. Temperatures were lower during this period than for the 2006 vintage.

Special monitoring was necessary, due to the conditions, to protect the vineyard against mildew.

However, like in the previous years, an especially sunny September provided excellent conditions to allow the grapes to ripen in very good conditions.

A careful sorting of grapes on the vine, and the desire to not rush the cabernet sauvignon harvest in order to let it ripen fully, leads to a very good harvest.

The harvest started on October 1st. The wines produced were characterized by fresh red berry notes. The tannins are ripe and balanced, with no hint of austerity.

 

TASTING NOTES

December 2020

Coral color.

Fresh on the nose with hints of caramel, tobacco and autumn woods. 

On the palate a bouquet of red acidic fruit such as raspberry, blackcurrant, lingonberry combined with a delicate touch of oak barrel aging.

Lively, acidic and fruity finish with an elegant tannic structure.

Pleasant wine to be drunk now.




Cuvée La Mouline - 2006
Cuvée La Mouline - 2006

Produced from a selection of old vines composed of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 55% Merlot. This cuvée is only produced from very ripe vintages in limited quantities of between 600 and 2400 bottles.

It aims to be comparable to the wines of the classified "grands crus" of Pauillac, our close neighbours. This cuvée is aged in 70% new barrels for 12 months.

 

WEATHER CONDITIONS

After a great deal of rainfall in March, the temperature in the next four months was significantly higher than the season’s average. July reached heat wave levels.

Unfortunately, a cool, rainy August slowed ripening.

Early September was excellent with temperatures of 35°C, which were unfortunately followed by heavy rainfall. But late September and early October were sunny enough to allow the grapes to fully ripen.

This vintage needed to be harvested and made into wine with care and selectiveness.

The harvest started on September 27. The wine produced was more classic than that of the 2005 vintage, with balanced and intense-tasting merlots and structured cabernets with a high potential for aging.

 

TASTING NOTES

December 2020

A nice red Bordeaux color, clear red reflections and an amber touch.

Fresh and minty on the nose with hints of peppery aroma’s.

A melting sensation on the palate of a structured, tannic and balanced wine. A fine long finish.

A well-developed wine that needs proper decanting before tasting. Perfect to drink now !





Cuvée La Mouline - 2005
Cuvée La Mouline - 2005

Produced from a selection of old vines composed of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 55% Merlot. This cuvée is only produced from very ripe vintages in limited quantities of between 600 and 2400 bottles.

It aims to be comparable to the wines of the classified "grands crus" of Pauillac, our close neighbours. This cuvée is aged in 70% new barrels for 12 months.

 

WEATHER CONDITIONS

 

 

TASTING NOTES

December 2020

Intense red color.

Bouquet of ripe figs, prunes and candied fruit.

Fleshy body, rich and complex on the nose with nicely melted tannins.

Very long and smooth finish.

A truly ‘grand vin’!



Cuvée La Mouline - 2004
Cuvée La Mouline - 2004

Produced from a selection of old vines composed of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 55% Merlot. This cuvée is only produced from very ripe vintages in limited quantities of between 600 and 2400 bottles.

It aims to be comparable to the wines of the classified "grands crus" of Pauillac, our close neighbours. This cuvée is aged in 70% new barrels for 12 months.

 

WEATHER CONDITIONS

A pleasant, dry June brought about rapid and consistent flowering.

The mild weather continued into July, but got a great deal worse starting on August 15 with not enough sun and too much rain. But, as for the 2002 vintage, an excellent first half of September led to a spectacular recovery.

The result is a vintage of extraordinary maturity and highly consistent quality, regardless of variety.

The harvest started on October 4. Once the wine was made, the result was a vintage made for aging, with silky, balanced tannins and remarkable body despite the generous yield.

 

TASTING NOTES

December 2020

Cherry colour with hints of orange.

Soft and fruity on the nose, complex and well melted bouquet.

Winy on the palate with strong tannins in great harmony. Hints of red ripe fruit (strawberry and raspberry).

Great, smooth persistence.

Fine wine to be drunk now.






Cuvée La Mouline - 2003
Cuvée La Mouline - 2003

Produced from a selection of old vines composed of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 55% Merlot. This cuvée is only produced from very ripe vintages in limited quantities of between 600 and 2400 bottles.

It aims to be comparable to the wines of the classified "grands crus" of Pauillac, our close neighbours. This cuvée is aged in 70% new barrels for 12 months.

 

WEATHER CONDITIONS

 

 

TASTING NOTES

December 2020

Purple color with brilliant flashy hints

Light on the nose with a bouquet of ripe cherry fruit.

Firm, lively and fruity texture on the palate enhanced by a touch of oak barrel aging.

Long and fresh finish, rich in tannins.




Cuvée La Mouline - 2002
Cuvée La Mouline - 2002

Produced from a selection of old vines composed of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 55% Merlot. This cuvée is only produced from very ripe vintages in limited quantities of between 600 and 2400 bottles.

It aims to be comparable to the wines of the classified "grands crus" of Pauillac, our close neighbours. This cuvée is aged in 70% new barrels for 12 months.

 

WEATHER CONDITIONS

Early May marked the start of a long period of cold and bad weather, which slowed flowering and raised fears of insufficient fertilization. Indeed, failure of the fruit to set was observed on all varieties in June.

After a sunny period in July, August was very cold and wet. The grapes matured slowly and we began to worry. But a miracle happened in September, with the arrival of an Indian summer that lasted until mid-October.

In the end, we produced a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant wine for the 2002 vintage which was powerful and balanced with an excellent tannin structure, suggesting that it would age well.

The harvest started on October 10.

 

TASTING NOTES

December 2020

More expressive ruby color than the 2001 vintage.

On the nose, great aroma’s of red fruit mixed with smells of humid forest floor.

Fine and delicate on the palate with fresh and fruity flavours. Nice tannin structure enhanced by a hint of oak barrel aging.

Fruity finish without any dryness.





Cuvée La Mouline - 2001
Cuvée La Mouline - 2001

Produced from a selection of old vines composed of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 55% Merlot. This cuvée is only produced from very ripe vintages in limited quantities of between 600 and 2400 bottles.

It aims to be comparable to the wines of the classified "grands crus" of Pauillac, our close neighbours. This cuvée is aged in 70% new barrels for 12 months.

 

WEATHER CONDITIONS

 

 

TASTING NOTES

December 2020

Havana red color with hints of purple.

On the nose, aroma’s of candied fruit.

Supple on the palate, to be drunk now.






Cuvée La Mouline - 2000
Cuvée La Mouline - 2000

Produced from a selection of old vines composed of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 55% Merlot. This cuvée is only produced from very ripe vintages in limited quantities of between 600 and 2400 bottles.

It aims to be comparable to the wines of the classified "grands crus" of Pauillac, our close neighbours. This cuvée is aged in 70% new barrels for 12 months.

 

WEATHER CONDITIONS

The vines started budding early and began to flower in the first few days of June.

The warm weather in August and September allowed the grapes to mature splendidly.

Start of the harvest on October 2: from the very start of the harvest, the wine produced, richly coloured, powerful and robust, made it clear that 2000 would be an excellent vintage.

 

TASTING NOTES

Lovely carmin red color with orange reflections.

Aroma’s of prunes,  candied sour cherries and autumn woods.

On the palate: hints of ripe red fruit. Slight pleasant acidy touch in perfect harmony with a light oaky taste giving the wine a buttery and grilled expression. 

Round and savoury without any agressive tannins. Long and elegant finish.




Cuvée La Mouline - 1998
Cuvée La Mouline - 1998

Produced from a selection of old vines composed of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 55% Merlot. This cuvée is only produced from very ripe vintages in limited quantities of between 600 and 2400 bottles.

It aims to be comparable to the wines of the classified "grands crus" of Pauillac, our close neighbours. This cuvée is aged in 70% new barrels for 12 months.

 

WEATHER CONDITIONS

 

 

TASTING NOTES

December 2020

Flaming red, evolved color. Transparent, limpid wine. Nice brick red coloured reflections.

Discreet aroma’s of ripe red fruit on the nose.

Supple on the palate with nicely melted tannins and a long finish.

A very fine and elegant wine, ready to drink now.

Decant 2 hours before serving.