Moulin-À-Vent Vielles Vignes (Barbet) 2011

SKU/Code: 
DB7717-11
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Gamay
Country: 
France
Region: 
Beaujolais
Farming Type: 
Sustainable
Barbet

Known locally as the ‘King of Beaujolais’ for its power, structure and longevity, Moulin-à-Vent is actually atypical of the Beaujolais Crus; its style is the antithesis of what most people think of when they think of Beaujolais wines, and when fully mature (often at 10 years old or more) it resembles more a fine Burgundy, or even a Rhône, than Beaujolais. Named after the local windmill (which translates as moulin-à-vent in French) Moulin-à-Vent is a real vindication of the principle of ‘terroir’. 

91 points
"Deep, bright ruby. Fresh, mineral-laced cherry and dark berries on the intensely perfumed nose. Sappy blackberry and bitter cherry flavors unfold slowly to reveal a sexy floral nuance. Shows very good depth but comes off as lively, finishing with excellent clarity and fine-grained tannins. Conveys power without any excess weight: a pretty textbook example of the appellation and vintage."
Josh Raynolds,
Vinousmedia.com
, February 2015

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