Moncharm | Ch. d'Yquem 2006
Moncharm presents an absolutely exceptional label, the 2006 label is a stupendous effort from the d'Yquem estates since 2001.The bouquet is packed with delightfully fresh aromas of pineapple, caramel, coconut, spices and vanilla interlaced in the persistent floral notes. Though it has a lighter mouthfeel, it has a silky texture which caress the palate. It has an exploding fruity taste of pineapple, lemon and coconut, which is balanced by a sharp acidic note. It is in all sense a great vintage, all it asks for is a bit of time to grow.
There was a boom in grape cultivation in Pauillac region due to the urging of the Lafite lords. In this time, Milon wines became Château Lafite's second wine. In 1855, Duhart Milon was classified as the only fourth growth vineyard in Pauillac due to its excellent soil quality. The property came in the hands of Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) in 1962. It is during this time that the vineyard received an expert touch and flourished into its current form. Absolute care is given to this estate that results into wines that show magnificent structure and depth.
Neighbouring Saint-Estephe and Saint-Julien, the Pauliac region is a known for its exemplary wines and vineyards. It boasts three first growth estates and many legendary winemakers including Châteaux Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild and Latour. It has a gravel-rich soil which allows the roots to reach deeper than all the other regions in Medoc, this adds an efficacious quality to the fruit and leads to complex and concentrated wines.