Chateau du Moulin-à-Vent : Moulin-a-Vent 2011

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Chateau Moulin a Vent can be traced back to 1732, when it was known as Chateau des Thorins, named after the hamlet “Les Thorins” in Beaujolais. The vineyards planted with Gamay already had a reputation for producing wines of high quality, so much so when King Louis XIV himself tasted the wines, he declared it fit for a king and his court.

Parker : 90-91 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Raised in older barriques as well as tank and sourced primarily from the Les Caves, La Roche and Le Moulin-a-Vent lieux-dits, Chateau du Moulin-a-VentâÇÖs âÇúgrand vinâǝ 2011 Moulin-a-Vent âÇô which I last tasted from tank soon after its assemblage and just ahead of its end-of-year bottling âÇô features richly ripe black raspberry with distilled framboise and holly berry overtones. A bite of black pepper and clove adds to the piquancy on a firm palate and reinforces the spicy influence of toasty (albeit here previously used) barrels. While less alluringly savory or floral (for now, at least) than its ostensibly lesser âÇúLes Terrasses du Chateauâǝ sibling, this undeniably musters more sheer intensity and persistence, its juiciness outlasting any oak influence. Look for fine performance through 2016.
BeaujolaisMoulin-a-Vent
Grape varieties
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Environment
Conventional farming

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Dessert wine
No

Region
Beaujolais

Appellation
Moulin-a-Vent

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau du Moulin-à-Vent

Parker
90-91

Allergens
Contains sulfites