Friday Feature – Moulin de Tricot

Hello and Happy Friday!

Last night I hosted a terrific “Bordeaux Varietals” tasting here at the store.  Beginning with a primer on Bordeaux we also looked at what the rest of the world was doing with grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, etc.

One of my favorite wines of the night came from what is a rarity in Bordeaux – a small family owned estate, called Moulin de Tricot.

A while back Eric Asimov wrote an excellent piece about Bordeaux and included Moulin de Tricot as a standout estate.  You should check out the article.

In the next week, I have the following new arrival coming to Perman Wine Selections.  It is one of the truly remarkable buys for top quality Bordeaux that I have tasted in a while.  I implore you not to miss this terrific wine!


Have a great weekend,



The Rey family produces just two wines from their 5 hectares of vineyards.  Their winery is located in the heart of the Margaux appellation in the commune of Arsac.  The vineyards are planted at a high density, and no chemical herbicides are used.  In recent years more and more Merlot has been planted on the Left Bank, leaving about 50% of the vineyards with Cabernet Sauvignon.  Tricot continues to follow the classic style of the region and 75% of their vineyards are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon.

Moulin de Tricot produces just 12,000 bottles of their Haut-Médoc annually, with 3600 of those bottles coming to the United States.  Predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, it is fermented in stainless steel tank and aged into small barrels, none of which are new, for one year of aging.

The 2008 is a gorgeous rendition of the Tricot Haut-Médoc.  As typical of this producer, it is very perfumed with lovely red fruits emerging alongside mineral and tobacco leaf notes.  A well-balanced wine that oozes with complex flavors and surprising length for its price category.

I worked with the local distributor and importer to offer you an exceptional price on this wine, as I would normally retail it for $32.  This is worthy of a six-bottle or case purchase at this price!   


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