Thibault Liger-Belair

Vieilles Vignes Moulin-à-Vent Gamay

9.1123 ratings
9.137 pro ratings
Moulin-à-Vent, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Gamay
Chicken, Game, Turkey, Duck, Goose
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

My first time trying the 2016 vintage. This bottle was opened about 90min before service. The wine pours a deep garnet, fading to magenta, with a watery rim. It has a slightly turbid appearance and a nearly opaque core with slight, staining of the tears. On the nose, holy whole cluster city Batman! This Moulin-à-Vent is not faking the funk on a nasty dunk. Notes of dark fruit, curry, cheese rind, wet asphalt, and minerals. Fabulous acid and medium+ tannin. The finish is long, lingering, and slightly green. I fell in love with Thibault’s wines from M-à-V with the 2010 vintage and I’ve been smitten ever since. They are among the most exciting wines made in the Cru today. In 3-5 years, these will really slap.

My first time trying the 2016 vintage. This bottle was opened about 90min before service. The wine pours a deep garnet, fading to magenta, with a watery rim. It has a slightly turbid appearance and a nearly opaque core with slight, staining of the tears. On the nose, holy whole cluster city Batman! This Moulin-à-Vent is not faking the funk on a nasty dunk. Notes of dark fruit, curry, cheese rind, wet asphalt, and minerals. Fabulous acid and medium+ tannin. The finish is long, lingering, and slightly green. I fell in love with Thibault’s wines from M-à-V with the 2010 vintage and I’ve been smitten ever since. They are among the most exciting wines made in the Cru today. In 3-5 years, these will really slap.

Jun 16th, 2022
Jordan Wardlaw

Serious Moulin-à-Vent. Tense, firm structure and lingering intensity. Some mild reduction on the nose leads right into raspberries, violets, spice, leather and crushed stones. Mineral-tinged flavors of creme de menth, dark cherries, cocoa and herbs. This is a powerful and elegant bottle that is superb for aging and offering tons of expression right now. Highly recommended if you can find it.

Serious Moulin-à-Vent. Tense, firm structure and lingering intensity. Some mild reduction on the nose leads right into raspberries, violets, spice, leather and crushed stones. Mineral-tinged flavors of creme de menth, dark cherries, cocoa and herbs. This is a powerful and elegant bottle that is superb for aging and offering tons of expression right now. Highly recommended if you can find it.

Sep 16th, 2019
Jay Kline

Popped and poured. My heavens...this is a treat to smell. Raspberries, quetsche and spice and it's all right there and in the right proportions. On the palate, I'm immediately struck at the structure. This is not some flimsy Beaujolais. In fact, this is more serious than many 1er Cru I've had from the Cote du Beaune! Tightly wound red fruit in abundance but there's more hanging out in the wings...it's hard to really pinpoint right now but I think all will eventually be revealed, with time. Tannins are still surprisingly firm. Such is the balance of this wine that I expect it to be drinking well into the next decade. These are worthy of being sought out. Drink with some patience or Hold.

Popped and poured. My heavens...this is a treat to smell. Raspberries, quetsche and spice and it's all right there and in the right proportions. On the palate, I'm immediately struck at the structure. This is not some flimsy Beaujolais. In fact, this is more serious than many 1er Cru I've had from the Cote du Beaune! Tightly wound red fruit in abundance but there's more hanging out in the wings...it's hard to really pinpoint right now but I think all will eventually be revealed, with time. Tannins are still surprisingly firm. Such is the balance of this wine that I expect it to be drinking well into the next decade. These are worthy of being sought out. Drink with some patience or Hold.

Apr 8th, 2017
Perry Riddle

Reticent and brooding on opening. After a two hour decant assertive aromas of potpourri and cane berries. On the palate, black raspberry, creme de violette and stones. Really quite distinctive and exceptional.

Reticent and brooding on opening. After a two hour decant assertive aromas of potpourri and cane berries. On the palate, black raspberry, creme de violette and stones. Really quite distinctive and exceptional.

Feb 11th, 2017
Francis Huicq

Some volatility at first but opened-up nicely with time.

Some volatility at first but opened-up nicely with time.

May 12th, 2016
Chris Blanken

Love some gamay

Love some gamay

Apr 7th, 2016
Vincent Seufert

This is a serious Gamay with nice structure and a lot going on.

This is a serious Gamay with nice structure and a lot going on.

Feb 3rd, 2016
Nicolas Millérioux

Grand, très grand vin.

Grand, très grand vin.

Aug 15th, 2015
Zak Kilson

Beautiful Gamay. Violet on the nose, giving way to chocolate and strawberry on the palate. Very complex and serious wine.

Beautiful Gamay. Violet on the nose, giving way to chocolate and strawberry on the palate. Very complex and serious wine.

Jan 18th, 2015
Nathaniel Muñoz

Great value driven Beaujolais from a young, all organic Burgundy Vigneron! This guy seeks the woods for specific oak for EACH bottling. Dried florals, wild strawberries, red apple and brightness.

Great value driven Beaujolais from a young, all organic Burgundy Vigneron! This guy seeks the woods for specific oak for EACH bottling. Dried florals, wild strawberries, red apple and brightness.

Jan 9th, 2015