2016 Chateau Trois Moulins (750ml)

Merlot from Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France

B-21 Top Recommendation
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2016 are wines that represent well their terroir with precision; articulate – expressing their commune. Tasting these en primeur two years ago, the wines of Palmer, Mouton, Leoville las Cases and Cos d'Estournel were singing full throated – to mention a few. This is the theme of 2016, in particular the Cabernet. Young Lynch Bages, Clerc Milon and Poyferre... I could go on.


This offers some herbal notes with an array of red fruit and bell peppers. The palate has quite a taut build of fine tannins and delivers a sturdy, fine but firm texture at the finish. A blend of 45 per cent merlot, 40 per cent cabernet sauvignon and 15 per cent cabernet franc. Try from 2022.

92 points, James Suckling (Feb 2019)

The 2016 Les Trois Moulins has a traditional cedar and pencil box scented bouquet, a little austere in the context of the vintage but well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, well judged acidity, classic in style with graphite and cedar towards the finely sculpted finish. It is not going to win any "Wine of the Year" awards, but you will polish off a bottle at the dinner table. Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois tasting in London.

90 points, Neal Martin, Vinous (Oct 2018)

This wine is made by the same wine team as neighboring Cambon la Pelouse, which gives it a fine pedigree. With rich black fruits shot through with mineral acidity, it's for aging and should be ready from 2022.

90 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Apr 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
This item is a pre-order estimated to arrive 08/16/21. 60+ bottles available.