Chateau Maucaillou Moulis en Medoc (Futures Pre-sale) 2020
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
Barrel Sample: 91-93
This has aromas of plums, balsamic, currants and paprika. Medium-bodied, fresh and bright with sinewy tannins and a savory, salty finish. Balanced. Best from 2023.
The family chose the location near the station because horse-drawn carriages had only a short distance to cover to load their wines on trains travelling to destinations throughout Europe. As Messrs Petit Laroche put it at the time: "The purpose of the Entrepôts de Moulis Company is to market, both in Bordeaux and abroad, Médoc wines stored in cellars built by the company opposite Moulis station, a central location between Margaux, Pauillac, Saint-Julien and Saint-Estèphe."
Given the organoleptic qualities of Chateau Maucaillou, many wine writers have compared it with the Grand Cru Classé wines of the Médoc: "This growth has constantly enhanced its quality and is today undeniably at the level of a (good) cru classé" (Didier TERS).