2007 Chateau Moulin Pey Labrie, Canon-Fronsac
SKU: B190Regular price $39.95
In the eighteenth century, the wines from Canon Fronsac were regarded as among the best in Bordeaux and celebrated at the court of Versailles. The region’s clay and limestone soils, located just a few miles west of Saint-Émilion, were considered ideally suited for Merlot. Today, Canon Fronsac is overshadowed by its more famous neighbors in the Médoc, which is just fine with me. Values abound, and vignerons like Bénédicte and Grégoire Hubau make wine for the table, not the auction block. Their Château Moulin Pey-Labrie—Merlot with a splash of Malbec—has a nose brimming with pure red fruit and cassis, with whiffs of earth and mint, and a grippy finish. This library release offers tremendous value and immediate drinkability.