Château Moulin Riche

Moulin Touchais

Coteaux du Layon Chenin Blanc 1985

My favorite wine. Flavors echoed the apple cider poached pears.

Earthy (wet/ozone post thunderstorm forest floor, button mushroom), burnt caramel, baked pear and apple, sage, agave, wild acid.
— 14 days ago

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Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun)

Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2020

Dark garnet color. Aromas of earth, tobacco, dried dark cherries/raspberries, menthol, dried rose petals and violets. The palate is more dark fruit driven (black cherry/raspberry/plum) with hints of forest floor and minerals. Touch of Brett and oak on the long and tingly finish. Nicely structured with fine grained tannins. Crisp acidity and medium bodied. The tertiary notes take the lead. Gets better as it opens up. — 3 months ago

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Ray Vanderhoff

Ray Vanderhoff

Whoops! 2020

Domaine Diochon

Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2014

Consistent. Maybe better. Follow your muse. — 18 days ago

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Château Moulin de la Grangère

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2019

Delicious light red. 2019 vintage. — 6 days ago

Thibault Liger-Belair

Vieilles Vignes Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2009

Brought to Au Courant from our cellar to celebrate our daughter’s 15th birthday. As far as I can tell, 2009 was the first commercially available vintage of Thibault’s foray into Moulin-a-Vent so this was fun to try since I’ve been a big fan of his work there.

Poured into a decanter about an hour prior to service. The 2009 VV pours a deep ruby/purple with a near opaque core; medium viscosity and some light staining of the tears. There were some signs of sediment but most had been decanted off. On the nose, the wine is…well…pretty wild with notes of horse blanket and there’s just a touch of varnish in there too. For me, it’s teetering on the edge of, “is this charming or is this overbearing”? However, since there was more there than just a cow pasture and I don’t get any gerbil cage, I’ll leave this in the “charming” camp but I digress…back to the notes from the nose. The wine is developing, with dark crunchy berries, dark cherries, sandalwood...some pepper, some leather and light notes of potting soil. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium tannins and medium+ acid. The first glass showed a touch of effervescence like there could have been a slight refermentation in the bottle. Confirming the notes from the nose though it seems cleaner on the palate with some granite minerals on the finish. Interesting, it’s almost like this was semi-carbonic but as far as I know, Thibault has been making these wines using the same methods as he does his GC wines in Nuits-Saint-Georges so I don’t know. And this is why I like this wine. It’s making me think...and it’s been enjoyable throughout the meal, working particularly well with our strip steak. Yum! A really fun wine for those that enjoy something a little more rustic. That being said, I know it wouldn’t have pleased everyone. There is plenty of gas left in the tank and while this drinks very well now, I would expect that this will continue to drink well through 2029 with ease.
— 2 months ago

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Tom Casagrande

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First time I’ve seen “gerbil cage” in a tasting note. 🤣🤣
Jay Kline

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@Tom Casagrande if you drink enough natural wine, you’ll encounter it quickly…and it sucks. If you’re familiar with the term “mousy”, it’s the same thing.
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Note: not all natural wine is mousy. Just saying, it’s most prevalent in the category of “natural wine”.

Château Moulin de Tricot

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Bright at the outset with apple, cherries, peaches then transitions to touch of smoke and wood while the acidity carries forward through the finish. — 19 days ago

Château Moulin Riche

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Hints of coffee, cocoa, mocha, spices, cardboard and earth. Gentle tannins spreading all over and gain. Lengthy at will. Just amazing. — 2 months ago

Moulin D'Issan

Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

This 90% Merlot is grown directly adjacent to the Margaux property of the chateau but is entitled only to Bordeaux Superieur appellation. It’s really good and eminently drinkable. Loads of ripe, deep plummet fruit competes with cedar and rich, minerally earthy notes. In the mouth, it’s rich but not as ponderous as many ‘18s. For a weeknight-priced Bordeaux, wow! — 3 months ago

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