2009 Moulin Haut Laroque, Fronsac

SKU #1084674 92 points Wine Spectator

 A broad red, with dark, smoldering tobacco and charcoal notes that feature prominently, along with crushed fig and black cherry fruit backed by a lacing of olive on the finish. Offers range and drive. Best from 2013 through 2023.  (3/2012)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A brilliant wine from this consistently excellent estate, Moulin-Haut-Laroque's 2009 has a dense ruby/purple color (no surprise there), loads of minerality (chalk dust and wet rocks), superb black raspberry and black currant fruit, a hint of spring flowers and full-bodied, wonderful texture and length. Given its structure, it might benefit from several years of cellaring, but this wine can keep for 12-15 or more years where well-cellared.  (2/2012)

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Staff Image By: Steve Greer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/3/2012 | Send Email
Made by Michel Rolland, this displays some modern richness, but at $30 it is a value for its quality. Rich dark fruit dominates the nose with a bit of oak spice. The palate shows plenty of the black fruit, but there is an underlying rocky mineral flavor as well as more spice. The astringent finish is long, dominated by the oak spice. This is a big, modern Bordeaux.

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