2015 Vintage

CHATEAU BISTON-BRILLETTE 2015

Cru Bourgeois

Ideal climate: long warm, dry and sunny period, punctuated by some rain in August and early September to stimulate a perfect maturity.

The wines are remarkably wellbodiest!

Deep dress. Intense aromas of red fruits and spicy berries. Rich density, delicate and tasty. Beautiful structure. The tannins, well presents, line the palate, the mouth is rounded, supple, silky and enveloped. Patience to harmonize.

A very beautiful vintage. Ageing 12/15 years.

Wine Advocate: (90)
Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois annual tasting, the 2015 Biston-Brillette has a clean and crisp, almost Pauillac-like bouquet with graphite-tinged black fruit that feels very focused. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, grippy and forthright. There is impressive density to this Moulis, a wine with ambitions. And why not? Give this a few years in the cellar because it certainly has the structure and substance.

James Suckling (92)
Very attractive rich dark berries and plum aromas are nicely focused amid gently floral and fresh leafy aromas. The palate has an approachable, open-knit core of ripe, fleshy fruit. Really charming. Drink or hold.  (Feb 2018)

Jeb Dunnuck (88)
Covering 26 hectares and run by the Barbarin family, Chateau Biston-Brillette has turned out a fine 2015 that gives up lively red fruits (raspberries/strawberries), medium-bodied richness, complex notes of flowers and incense, and light, silky tannin. I love the overall balance and purity of this wine, and it’s well worth seeking out. The blend is equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon aged 12 months in 30% new French oak. Drink it anytime over the coming decade. (Nov 2017)

WINE ENTHUSIAST  (92)
Ripe, and densely textured, this wine shows an impressive, rich balance between fruit and tannins, with a dry core and broad black fruits that have great intensity. This wine, with 12 months in wood, conveys spice, concentration and excellent potential. Drink from 2024.