TN: Christian Moueix's generic Pomerol


Betsy made latkes as well as ribeye steaks and broccoli Wednesday (she was raised in a secular household, and didn't even know she was Jewish till she was 8, but now tries to at least acknowledge the holidays- I love traditional cooking so I'm happy, though I mumble along as she lights candles). I opened the 2005 Christian Moueix Pomerol. This is a wine put together from a variety of sources, I generally abhor the idea of negociant Bordeaux but the Moueix family certainly knows Pomerol, so I thought for $17 this was worth a shot. Nose of black cherries and plums, a bit of a floral note. Warm dark fruit, lush mouthfeel, ripe tannins are quietly in background. Plums and cassis on palate, a hint of earth. A bit too short to qualify as a notable Pomerol, but at $17 I'm just shocked to find something that tastes like Pomerol at all. If you're looking for depth, complexity, or concentration, look elsewhere. But as good an under-$20 Pomerol as you're likely to ever find. I'll pick up a couple more for some other weeknight steak accompaniment. B/B+
Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency
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DaleW

I opened the 2005 Christian Moueix Pomerol. This is a
always a winner and so easy to drink, this my supply
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John T
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John T

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John
Wow! $17 in the States, and #13.75 in the UK, which translates somewhere about $27. I always thought the UK folks would get a better deal because of lower shipping charges. I've noticed in the past that French wines are more expensive on the US West coast than the East coast, and I always attributed it to additional shipping charges - am I missing something?
JB
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I was surprised at the price difference, I assume it is the same wine.
John T
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John T

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