This Private Reserve Saint-Emilion was crafted exclusively for you by Christian Moueix, formerly of Château Pétrus, the legendary red from Bordeaux’s Right Bank whose reds can command $3,000+ a bottle. Already a winemaking legend, Christian has also been named Decanter “Man of the Year” – and thanks to our long friendship, today you can enjoy a rare taste of his winemaking talent at a very attractive price.
This barrel-aged, Merlot-rich red is crafted from premium fruit grown in top-sited vineyards (much of which comes from the Moueix family’s own estate). It displays the hallmark elegance and purity of the world-famous Saint-Emilion region and the concentrated flavors of the excellent 2015 vintage, which produced “rich and opulent reds with ripe and velvety tannins. The wines have a lot of ‘wow’ factor when you taste them,” (James Suckling).
In the glass, you can look forward to a seductive, smoky, red berry bouquet with layers of dark fruit framed by toasty oak and fine-grained tannins. Christian makes the most famous Merlot in the world – and this is a beautifully smooth, well-structured expression of Saint-Emilion's classic grape. Decant 30 minutes to an hour before serving, and pair with hearty red meat dishes. Drinking deliciously already (a hallmark of the vintage), it will continue to evolve nicely over the next decade with careful cellaring.
Given the high demand for Bordeaux’ 2015 (its first superior vintage since 2010), early orders of this Private Reserve are highly recommended.
We have very limited cases – first come, first served.
Missa Capozzo, Boston Wine School Educator, WSET3, FWS
After decanting for 30-60 minutes, the Jean Pierre Moueix Saint-Emilion (Private Reserve) will pair deliciously with heart red meat dishes and hard or aged cheeses.