Chateau Moulin Haut Laroque Fronsac 2018
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The roots of the Herve family can be traced back to 1607. We are not sure when they bought their Bordeaux estate. However, records show they began bottling their own Bordeaux wine in 1890!
That is interesting to note, because in those days, most wines were bottled and sold by negociants. That makes Chateau Moulin Haut Laroque probably the first property in Fronsac, as well as in all of Bordeaux to bottle and sell their own wine.
"As can be guessed from its name, the vineyard is mainly planted on two sites. The first is the original one, called "Le Moulin" and the second, adjoining Château de Carles is called "Haut de Laroque".
Since the end of the 19th century, a few adjoining plots have been added to the estate, but it can nonetheless be considered to be more or less as it was over a hundred years ago. As the property has always remained within the family, those years of history have provided me with an excellent knowledge of this complex terroir, which in turn has enabled me in certain difficult years to take decisions very early on which proved to produce better results in terms of ripeness and concentration.
Although it is invisible, the composition of the sub-soil is a crucial factor as it is into this "universe" that the roots plunge. Depending on the limestone content, depending on the degree of drought or humidity, depending on the compactness or airing of the soil, the intrinsic characteristics of the grape will vary. It is in this part of the soil, at a depth between 40 centimetres and 2 metres, that the true terroir effect is expressed. The wine is thus born away from the eyes of all the spectators above ground. I am the guardian of that secret".
The nose of Château Moulin Haut Laroque is often somewhat secretive. The complexity and Concentration of the wine are expressed above all through the powerful aromas on the palate, offering full-bodied, rich and very long tasting pleasure.
Marked by the long months of ageing in oak barrels during its younger days, it blossoms into that complex finesse that makes it a now reputed premium wine.