Château Des Moines 2008, Ac Lalande De Pomerol

Bordeaux Right Bank Bordeaux-Right Bank
Bordeaux, France

$21.95 (206789)

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89 pts
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September 27, 2014

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Nicely evolved, elegant and spicy at this stage, this wine makes for very pleasant current drinking. Tannins are all...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Showing higher than average density and depth on the palate, this well-priced Bordeaux offers a deal of enjoyment....

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Here's a mature, rustic, rather meaty merlot from Pomerol's junior, next door appellation. Quite lifted with...

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Community Reviews (4)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

On April 28th/12, the Vintages released 2009 Château Des Moines, however portion of the batch contained bottles that were labelled as the 2008 vintage. I purchased two bottles of the 2008 vintage, and since it is not clear whether it is actually the 2008 vintage or mislabelled 2009 vintage (personal conversation with an LCBO product consultant), I therefore review it under both vintages.
The 2008 Château Des Moines (on the label) is composed of 72% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec (same as 2009) and was aged for 12 months in oak barrels. It is a medium bodied, integrated wine, with intense aromas of red berries, dark chocolate, oak and vanilla on the nose; and green red currant, vanilla and coconut on the palate. It has a good structure with nice acidity, refined tannins (decant for 30 min) and a long finish. Drink now or hold for the next 10 years. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 91-92 pts - I would highly recommend it if it was still available, though there is a possibility of a re-release in the near future. Aug/12.

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Blair WineLover
Blair WineLover

This has a burnt coffee taste that reminds me more of Tuscany than Bordeaux. The flavour grows with every sip, along with the wonderful long finish. I love it.

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apbarros
apbarros

Good, very soft on tanins, but a little disappointing on the nose.

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Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

86-87

Green, green, green and more green.

Full-on green-pepper nose pretty much overpowered it's fruit and wood.

Same on the palate: green, vegetal flavours battled medium bodied fruit, some vanilla/oak and youthful taninns.

I guess you could put it away for a while to integrate a bit but that ain't gonna help much.

Overall I felt this was a Bordeaux that smells and tastes unripe.

Drinkable but instantly disappointing.

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