Christian Moueix Encore Merlot 2005
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Winery: "Moueix uses traditional vinification methods for optimum extraction of the 100% pure Merlot fruit. Careful blending and aging balance the acidity and tannins for a finished wine that is ready to enjoy upon release. Rich layering of smooth, round tannins and sweet, supple berry and wild cherry fruit flavors."
Wired For Wine: Owned by rock star hall-of-fame vintner Petrus, Christian Moueix has crafted a richly layered Merlot with lovely soft tannins and a medium body which offers up gorgeous notes of berry and wild cherry at a much gentler price. Allons y winelovers! Open your first bottle of Christian Moueix Encore Merlot and serve it with grilled mushroom and blue cheese Napoleons and the meal will be off and running. The versatile quality of this Moueix Merlot allows it to accompany many meats from chicken and pork to lamb and beef. Onions and mushrooms, especially grilled, have a natural affinity for this Bordeaux red as well. Our first choice is grilled lamb chops with honey and thyme baby vegetables. This dish will really bring out the dark fruit magnifiquement! Pan-roasted pork chops with soy-caramelized onions are a delicious and somewhat lighter alternative. If comfort is what you're looking for to go with this ruby red, meatloaf with ketchup and French beans with crispy shallots are a must. Bien sur! Take a moment and then pour another glass to savor with a creamy Gorgonzola Dolce. It will be the perfect Encore...
Varietal: 100% Merlot
Region: Bordeaux, France