2023 summer. Showing some maturity with brown spice and mushroom on the nose; still some velvety fruit on the palate — 9 days ago
One of my favorites in the in Bourguignon-style of Beaujolais are those of Thibault Liger-Belair. What I adore about Thibault’s approach is that his winemaking philosophy seems to suit M-à-V so well. Popped and poured; no formal notes. The 2016 “Moulin-à-Vent VV” is full of the undeniable dark fruit and structure and yet, incorporates a funky charm that seems to bridge Nuits-Saint-Georges and Beaujolais perfectly. To my palate, these 2016 VV’s are just entering the early part of their drinking window. I still think this is developing and it will take another few years before the secondary characteristics begin to show and that’s when the magic really starts to show with these wines. All of the pieces and parts are there…all that is required at this point s a little more patience. Good now but better with a little patience and after 2026. Should be awesome well through 2036 — a month ago
E' leggere ma molto morbido. Sarebbe piu meglio di Pinot noir. Economico. — 2 months ago
Very very dirty violets, dark cherries, plums. Dirt. Pastilles. Consistently amongst the nicest Beaujolais there is. Too bad, have you seen the prices? Meaty would be apt, medium full on the palate, quite savory and dark. Mysteriously, they bottle it seems the same wines in both burgundy and Bordeaux bottles. Anyone with knowledge?
A great bojo, indeed. Dark, floral, refreshing, I should have bought more. — a month ago
Inspired by Marcel Lapierre, the wines of Yvon Métras are arguably amongst the most controversial in all of Beaujolais. It could be that some just don’t “get it”. It could also just come down to an individual’s tolerance for his wine making methods (unabashedly natural). Regardless, no one can call his wines boring. This was our first of two Métras wines in the line-up this evening. Popped and poured; no formal notes. The 2015 “Moulin-à-Vent” is comparatively dark and rustic to the wines that came before it. It’s a little funky and mousy but not out of control; certainly well within everyone’s tolerance on this occasion. Tannins are a little gritty and acid is well into the medium+ category. I felt like this bottle could probably stand to sit longer. You can drink now but best after 2025 and should drink well through 2035. — a month ago
Delicious: very refined but w body, smooth & good second day. Think I bought in NH — 2 months ago
After 14 years, quite an impressive showing. The usual two players-Mr. Tanin and Mr. fruit -still working together and near perfect harmony. It was a delight to drink. ￼ — 17 days ago
Medicinal and a bit hot at 14%. Crunchy cherry cough drop and pomegranate. Fruit a bit covered up by funk and star anise.
A great wine for the brett battle, and for me tips a bit too heavy in that direction. Perhaps just needs more time as many of these crus require. — 2 months ago
On opening, nose is reticent, but the flavors pop. Incredibly bright, deep cherry-berry fruit, with intense crushed stone dust minerality and mouthwatering acids. Tannins are there but super-fine and soft. Wow. Moulin-a-Vent is usually not one of my favorites Beaujo villages but this is crazy good. Will update as it takes on air to report on the the nose.
UPDATE: One hour later, nose showing up, with deep, zesty fruit and cracked stone. — 3 months ago