Moulin Riche (Léoville Poyferré) 2012

RegionBordeaux
SubregionSt Julien
ColourRed
TypeStill

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Tasting Notes

Freshly cut flowers, sweet red cherries, mint and cinnamon are all laced together in the 2012 Moulin Riche. A wine of considerable aromatic presence and finesse, the 2012 offers lovely balance in an understated gracious style that is quite different from the more muscular style of Leoville-Poyferre. Sweet floral notes reappear on the nuanced finish. The blend is 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot.

Score: 92Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, January 2016

Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux tasting. The 2012 Moulin Riche has a stubborn nose at first. The aromatics are tightly knit: cranberry and strawberry, cedar and a touch of cigar box. The palate is medium-bodied with soft tannin, well-judged acidity, a dab of white pepper and a satisfying, easygoing, tobacco finish that tapers away a little too quickly. Otherwise, this is a decent Moulin Riche to drink over the next 6-8 years. Tasted January 2016.

Score: 87Neal Martin, RobertParker.com (227), October 2016

The Moulin Riche is a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc and delivers 13.2% alcohol. It is already quite ripe and voluptuous on the nose, which is atypical for the vintage. It is nicely defined and composed. The palate is full-bodied with slightly "furry" tannins. There is plenty of plump dark plum and blackberry fruit laced with black pepper with a dense, comparatively opulent finish. This is a very decent second wine from Didier Cuvelier. Tasted April 2013.

Score: 89/91Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, May 2013

Not really the second wine of Léoville Poyferré as it is actually made from a separate 22 hectare vineyard with le Pavillon de Leoville Poyferre made from the second grade fruit.

 Farr Vintners, March 2013

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