Domaine Diochon Moulin á Vent Vieilles Vignes 2015


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Diochon's Moulin-à-Vent is juicily delicious yet there is a majesty to it. It is full-blown and full-bodied, yet it has a lush, supple, swallowable texture. No hard edges. No astringency. No heat. Moulin-à-Vent is supposed to be the grandest of the region's Grands Crus, and here you sense a certain grandeur throughout the taste experience. And don't overlook the visuals. Diochon's color is always a sight to see. The color, like the flavor, is cassis-like.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Beaujolais
Appellation Moulin á Vent
Brand Domaine Diochon
  • js95

James Suckling"Fabulous aromas of crushed raspberries, blueberries and flowers. Some tar, too. Full and tannic yet so supple and gorgeous. Just a baby. Made with vines of which some are over 125 years old. Superb wine. The Charmes-Chambertin of Beaujolais. Drink now or hold for many years." 2/17 93 Points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous: "Vivid ruby. Powerful, intensely perfumed dark berry, cherry liqueur and licorice aromas, along with hints of star anise and musky earth. Sweet, penetrating and focused on the palate, offering sappy blackberry, floral pastille and succulent herb flavors that become livelier as the wine opens up. Plays richness and power off vivacity with a deft hand and finishes very long and sweet, with dusty tannins coming on late." 1/17

  • wa89-91

Wine AdvocateI suspect that the 2015 Moulin-à-Vent Vieilles Vignes will eventually have the upper hand over the 2014. The nose is more harmonious with rose petal-tinged red fruit, a hint of fresh fig and red plum developing in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a supple entry - caressing in style with abundant red cherry and strawberry fruit, a saline note popping up right on the aftertaste. This will be very interesting to revisit after 12-18 months.

Neal Martin, August 30, 2016