Moulin De Saint Félix

Château Moulin de la Grangère

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2019

Delicious light red. 2019 vintage. — 9 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

Château Moulin Saint-Georges

Saint Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Mooie Saint-Emelion, geur had zich wat beter mogen ontwikkelen. Smaak is prima, nu (2023) al goed drinkbaar. — 7 months ago

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Château Moulin des Graves

Saint-Emilion Red Bordeaux Blend

ZC
9.5

FF @gordon bar
Full bodied, elegant tanning, leather, meaty
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
— 2 months ago

Mommessin

Les Caves Grandes Exception Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2020

In 1865, Jean-Marie Mommessin founded winery. In 1889, Mommessin acquired La Grange Saint-Pierre, ancient buildings in Macon, originally belonged to Abbey of Cluny. Its key, the Key of St. Peter, became famous house emblem. Ruby color with aromas of dark berry fruit with notes of oak and floral. On the palate flavors of blackberry and currants with oak, floral, spice and earthy notes. Fine tannins, medium+ finish ending with fruit, oak and mineral character. — 6 months ago

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Domaine Diochon

Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2020

Presented double-blind. In the glass, the wine is a deep ruby, bordering purple color with medium viscosity and a transparent core with a slightly watery rim. Some rather significant staining of the tears. On the nose, dark fruits dominate with some purple flowers and the slightest hint of baking space. On the palate, some rather significant tannin which I would place at medium+. Acid is also medium+. The wines comes across quite primary and I find myself rather conflicted. Based on the evidence, I’m leaning towards Norther Rhone…from a new-age producer in Saint Joseph…but it’s missing the rotundone and deli meats that I would normally associate with Syrah. Never the less, I stuck with my gut and called Saint Joseph 2018. I didn’t even consider Moulin-à-Vent but it makes so much more sense! I would love to try this wine after 2027. Those who are patient will be rewarded handsomely. — 2 years ago

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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 la Rose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

At friend’s house. Vintage 1995 in August 2023 — 7 months ago