Château Moulin de la Roquille Red Bordeaux Blend Côtes de Francs Cuvée Spéciale l'Espérance 2010

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Great cherry-berry character with just of hint of wood age. Medium bodied with pleasing tannin/fruit balance. This is...

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Brownie, asphalt, sweet plummy fruit, a little leather, spice and earth. A touch on the lean side with soft tannins and bright acidity giving li... Read more

I'm drinking it from the bottle, but I tasted it at Acker Merral in NYC, the guy said they also sell it in the box (just not there, yet). For the ... Read more

This wine comes in a heavy plastic bag inside a wooden box, containing three litres (the equivalent of four bottles) of extremely nice Bordeaux. It... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Château Moulin de la Roquille Red Bordeaux Blend Côtes de Francs Cuvée Spéciale l'Espérance

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 10/09/2009

Brownie, asphalt, sweet plummy fruit, a little leather, spice and earth. A touch on the lean side with soft tannins and bright acidity giving lift to the dried cranberry fruit that has spicy notes of asphalt, and herbs adding some detail. A bit drying and woody on the finish. A bit on the lean side yet with a touch of elegance. 86pts


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Snooth User: Marine Engineer
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/20/2012

I'm drinking it from the bottle, but I tasted it at Acker Merral in NYC, the guy said they also sell it in the box (just not there, yet). For the price, it's a really good value. Open the bottle, pour off a glass, then cork it and let it sit for a day, and it becomes extraordinary. How to do this with a box, I don't know. But $39 for 4 bottles worth ... great value.


Snooth User: irwinarieff
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/11/2010

This wine comes in a heavy plastic bag inside a wooden box, containing three litres (the equivalent of four bottles) of extremely nice Bordeaux. It is very light on tannin but quite fruity and strong on classic Bordeaux characteristics. It is the first Bordeaux in a bag/box I've seen, and I think it proves that very good French wine does not have to come in a bottle sealed by a cork. I'm curious to know if there are other Bordeaux vintners out there that are this adventurous?

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2.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/06/2010

Metallic aromas with some red fruit. Drying tannins with some cranberries on the finish. Good acidity.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/06/2010

An errant combo of brushed glass, pvc tubing, gaskets, rotten fruit, unripe fruit, and nervous tension. The wine opens up after awhile. The length is short.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,960
1.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/06/2010

Grainy baking spice and band aids on the nose. Lean and tart in the mouth - lots of acidity with bitter cherries and plums. Too thin and acerbic for my tastes.


External Reviews for Château Moulin de la Roquille Red Bordeaux Blend Côtes de Francs Cuvée Spéciale l'Espérance

External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
04/01/2013

Bordeaux, FranceChateau Moulin de la Roquille Bordeaux Cotes de Francs is a top-grade right-bank red Bordeaux made of 70% Merlot and 15% each Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The wine was aged 12-18 months in French oak. What's especially interesting about this new wine gem is its innovative packaging. It comes in an adorable wooden box made of Bordelais oak and it holds 3 liters of wine-the equivalent of 4 standard 750ml bottles. Perfect for parties and summer picnics because it's so lightweight and durable-and amazingly compact! It's also a great everyday house wine, and you don't need to worry about 3 liters of wine going bad. Once the tap is opened the wine will last for six weeks in its airtight bag inside the box! What's not to like? Just remember that all boxed wines are meant to be consumed within 12 months, so drink up!Chateau Moulin de la Roquille Bordeaux Cotes de Francs is soft ruby red in color with aromas of berries, plums, vanilla and spice. Medium in body with moderate acidity and silky tannins, this Bordeaux offers rich flavors of plums, blackberries, cassis, vanilla and spice. Nicely balanced, it is smooth and pleasing on the finish.Enjoy Chateau Moulin de la Roquille Bordeaux Cotes de Francs with roast duck, burgers, roast beef sandwiches, ratatouille, and cheeses.Opening instructions: Place the Wineberry Box upside down and slide open the bottom wood panel. Remove tape covering hole in front panel and push spigot through the hole with tap facing toward bottom of box. Slide bottom panel closed and turn box upright. When ready to open, simply remove plastic seal from spigot. Place wine glass under spigot and lift up on two side buttons of tap to dispense wine. Swirl and enjoy!Recycling suggestion: Wineberry boxes are a nearly perfect fireplace fire starter! Just stuff 2-3 pages of wadded newspaper into a box with the bottom panel removed, stack it on its side on the andirons and light through the hole with a match. It sustains a beautiful fire for 10 minutes or more as you add logs on top!


External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/28/2011

The Côtes de Francs region of Bordeaux is a fantastic area to grow Cabernet Franc, which makes up one third of this red blend. It shows up marvelously on the palate; the fruit is nothing but rich cassis and blueberries.


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Vintage: 2008 05/21/2011

The Côtes de Francs region of Bordeaux is a fantastic area to grow Cabernet Franc, which makes up one third of this red blend. It shows up marvelously on the palate; the fruit is nothing but rich cassis and blueberries.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 07/25/2009

This is a medium to light-bodied Bordeaux that has notes of cassis and spicy new wood. A great choice for the table.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 09/20/2009

The Côtes de Francs region of Bordeaux is a fantastic area to grow Cabernet Franc, which makes up one third of this red blend. It shows up marvelously on the palate; the fruit is nothing but rich cassis and blueberries.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 08/26/2008

Chateau Moulin de la Roquille is one of the gems of this little-known appellation. The Cuvee 2005 is a blend of Merlot (70%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%), and Cabernet Franc (15%). After a six week fermentation, the wine is aged in oak barrels for 12 months. A nose of red fruits; on the palate, blackberry and cassis fruit flavors dominate, but there are hints of vanilla and freshly cut wood. A medium-bodied wine with a smooth finish and light tannins. Drink now to 2012.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 07/05/2008

Chateau Moulin de la Roquille 2005 Cote de Francs 750 ml. Chateau Moulin de la Roquille is one of the gems of this little-known appellation. The Cuvee 2005 is a blend of Merlot (70%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%), and Cabernet Franc (15%). After a six week fermentation, the wine is aged in oak barrels for 12 months. A nose of red fruits; on the palate, blackberry and cassis fruit flavors dominate, but there are hints of vanilla and freshly cut wood. A medium-bodied wine with a smooth finish and light tannins. Drink now to 2012.


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Ratings & Tags for Château Moulin de la Roquille Red Bordeaux Blend Côtes de Francs Cuvée Spéciale l'Espérance

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2009 06/29/2012

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2005 07/08/2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Great cherry-berry character with just of hint of wood age. Medium bodied with pleasing tannin/fruit balance. This is one terrific reason why the great 2005 vintage is so good- and you have an amazing price to boot! We love it.

Great cherry-berry character with just of hint of wood age. Medium bodied with pleasing tannin/fruit balance. This is one terrific reason why the great 2005 vintage is so good- and you have an amazing price to boot! We love it.

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