• Christian Moueix Encore Merlot 2005

    Christian Moueix Encore Merlot 2005

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    We have visions of fall and winter meals dancing in our heads winelovers... And what better to enhance those culinary delights than a concentrated, full-bodied French red?? That brings us to today's Triennes St. Auguste. It's made in the heart of culinary Mecca, Provence, and boasts delicious dark fruits, baking and savory spice notes, as well as a wonderfully earthy, smoky side. Think meat and game, stews, roasts and braises. A daube de bouef in the oven for hours, perfuming the house. If you're feeling your Côte d'Azur, make it a civet de porcelet, or a stew of suckling pig. Braised lamb shanks with green olives and cippoline onions over wild rice and lentils is another perfect pairing for this Provencal prince. You couldn't go wrong with steak frites either. Open just one more bottle and offer it with a room temperature, mature French Camembert for your last course. Talk about your voila!

    Wine Spectator: Rated Top 100 Wine of 2014 and Smart Buy. "A dark, smoky version, with mulled plum and blackberry paste notes liberally lined with charcoal, dark olive and bay leaf flavors. Features a rugged feel through the toasty finish. Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2016. 1,125 cases made." Sept 2014

    "Saint Auguste is a selection of the best cuvées of Syrah, Cabernet-Sauvignon and Merlot. The robe is a rich dark purple with bright ruby highlights. It offers alluring aromas of ripe black cherries, nutmeg and clove. It is full and concentrated and is a wine that can be enjoyed upon release and over the following ten to fifteen years."

    Trade Notes: "Comes from limestone based soil. Aged in old oak barrels. This is Triennes' flagship red wine & is dark, dense with purple hues, it shows spicy aromas combined with ripe fresh fruit. The palate is rich & full of life with plenty of structure. Decant prior to enjoying to show its best qualities. A red blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot from the south of France."

    Bottle: 750ml, cork                           
    Varietal: Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
    Alcohol: 13.5%
    Aging: 12 months in French barrels previously seasoned at Domaine Dujac 
    Region: Provence, France