Chateau du Moulin a Vent Moulin a Vent 2009


SKU 07138


2009 was an exceptional vintage at Château du Moulin-à-Vent. The summer months offered perfect conditions for the vines, while the modernisation of the cellars and intensive work carried out in the vineyards produced wines of outstanding quality, that restored the Château to its leading position in the appellation.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Beaujolais
Appellation Moulin á Vent
Brand Chateau du Moulin a Vent
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Wine AdvocateRepresenting a proportion of carbonic maceration and of tank elevage, the Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent 2009 Moulin-a-Vent mingles resin and brown spices with its ripe, dense black fruits while permitting a sense of marrowy underlying meatiness to emerge and add some depth to a satisfyingly persistent finish. There is a fine streak of tannin, and I would expect (speculative though this judgment is in lieu of a track record) that one will be entertained over the course of at least the next several years. (Material destined for the 2010 displayed a focus, vivacity, and fruit skin invigoration I found welcome even though some awkwardness to the oak component was discernable in a couple of potential barrel lots.)

David Schildknecht, August 30, 2011