Château Maucaillou

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Appellation: A.O.C. MOULIS-EN-MEDOC

Thanks to the blessings of their terroir and to the painstaking and loving care devoted to their vinification, barrel-ageing and bottling, the wines of Château MAUCAILLOU are undeniably of exceptional class, on a par with many Médoc Grands Crus Classés.

Given the organoleptic qualities of Château MAUCAILLOU, many wine writers have compared it with the Grand Cru Classé wines of the Médoc: “This growth has constantly enhanced its quality and is today undeniably at the level of a (good) cru classé” (Didier TERS).

Robert PARKER shares that opinion, writing that MAUCAILLOU “is worth a 4th Cru”.
Patrick DUSSERT-GERBER classifies it as a “Second great classified wine, category B”.
Claude FERRET specified, in the edition of BORDEAUX AND ITS WINES, that MAUCAILLOU “could feature in a new classification”.
… MAUCAILLOU could undoubtedly have ranked among the winners of the fixed classification of Grands Crus Classés dating back to 1855. Unfortunately, it did not exist yet at that time and could not take part in the competition, given that its vineyard was created in 1875. It has, however, already reached a respectable age.

Château MAUCAILLOU was one of the rare Crus “Bourgeois” to be accepted in the very closed circle of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux, an association open only to the very best wines Bordeaux has to offer.

The wines of Château MAUCAILLOU are generally sumptuous in colour, with a particularly subtle and pleasantly fruity aromatic strength, very ripe and concentrated flavours. They are harmoniously balanced, expressive and generous, with finesse and elegance. They have great length on the palate, with a lively appeal and remarkable cellaring potential thanks to very fine, yet clearly present, tannins.

AVERAGE ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 27,000 cases (324,000 bottles)

As is the case for all the Grands Crus, Château MAUCAILLOU wines are always well placed in difficult years, given that only perfectly ripe grapes are harvested and that the selection process during the harvest and vinification is particularly stringent.

Thanks to their constant quality and their excellent price/quality ratio, Château MAUCAILLOU wines are much sought after by wine connoisseurs throughout the world.

Thanks to the Bordeaux trade, Château MAUCAILLOU wines benefit from excellent distribution and proudly adorn the best tables of the planet.

Last edited on 9/13/2015 by Jeff Leve

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