Bordeaux is made famous by its big names. Places like Chateau Haut Brion, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite, Latour and Margaux. But combined, these historic classified properties represent less than 5% of the overall wine production in the region. That leaves 95% other vineyards that benefit from the same vintage conditions and are sold at a fraction of the price. In that regard, The Wine Buyer is very excited about the Chateau Le Grand Moulin from the right bank village of Saint Aubin de Blaye. A blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec, crafted by Jean-Francois Reaud who family has owned the property since 1904. Voted Medaille d'or (Gold Medal) at the famed Paris Le Concours Général Agricole.
"Blackberry and floral aromas and flavors. Medium body. Fine tannins. Fresh finish. Nicely done for this appellation. Merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold." James Suckling, 90 Points