Moulin À Vent, Beaujolais

Yohan Lardy

Vieilles Vignes de 1903 Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2017

Still going strong dark cherry spice bright freshness really opened up 24 hrs after opening — 17 days ago

Domaine Diochon

Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2014

Consistent. Maybe better. Follow your muse. — 2 months ago

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Château des Jacques

Clos de Rochegres Moulin-a-Vent Gamay 2020

Jeremy Shanker

An overperformer within the Jadot range. Juicy black plum, fresh herbs, peppercorn. — 3 months ago

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Thibault Liger-Belair

La Roche Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2009

A perfect cork always makes me feel that I did my part. The nose offers up scents of mature fruit. In the mouth a nice balance of complex fruit, earth and acid. After about 75 minutes alcohol started to appear on the finish. — 4 months ago

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It’s been my experience that the single lieu-dit bottles don’t age as gracefully as the VV.

Chateau Du Moulin À Vent

Couvent des Thorins Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2018

v18. This is good! Peppered, candied black cherry nose . Luscious, fresh, rich black cherry fruit. Long, pleasant, spicy finish. Very good food wine. — 22 days ago

Jules Desjourneys

Les Michelons Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2010

Robe noire, nez grillé et mine de crayon et long
A besoin d air vin au profil aromatique noir
— 3 months 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. — 4 months ago

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Ray Vanderhoff

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Whoops! 2020

Philippe Pacalet

Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2018

Bright ruby in the glass….notes of sweet dark chocolate cherries. Round, lively on the palate with nice weight balanced between acid and juice. Perfect for brunch at this bistro with onion soup and Bahn Mi. I !don’t drink enough gamay…. It’s so food-friendly. Smile- inducing — a month 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.
— 3 months ago

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Tom Casagrande

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