Château MOULIN BOYER 2009 Bordeaux, $10.19-$11.99, 88 points, begins with a somewhat lighter black currant red than many other Bordeaux red wines I've looked at, quite clear with just the faintest orange cast and a transparent rim.
Floral expressions dominate the nose, but an array of lovely accents, black cherry, sweet cooking spice, and cedar compliment each other.
There's lots going in this medium-plus bodied dry red wine carrying noticeable acid and tannin which tend to smother the fruit, but an oaky plum manages to give a bit of depth, and the chalky long finish leaves the whole affair with the memory of spice and heat (unusual for a red wine of only 13% alcohol).
How many times have we heard the expression: Vineyard over vintage? Now, all I'm hearing in regards to 2009-2010 Bordeaux is: Vintage is supreme!
Well, not knowing enough, I'm guessing there's truth to both of these ideas; however, I'd think that in great vintages, you'll likely find great value in unheralded places, and I'd say this is one of those places. With good flavor, maybe a bit rough for some, I found this to be an excellent QPR red wine.
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