Richard Rottiers Moulin-á-Vent Foudres 2016, Beaujolais, France

If you read that Moulin-a-Vent makes the darkest and most structured wines of all the Beaujolais Crus, here’s a wine to prove the point. This is completely different from Gamay made elsewhere.

A Gigondas-like nose, black-fruited, ripe, with strawberries in the background. I would probably guess a Grenache given this blind, though there is no heat here. Hints of leather. Such an adorable, traditional Old World style. Proper structure, firmish tannins, and obviously low alcohol. No fat here, it’s bone dry and restrained. Full of personality, this is an exciting wine, I could only compare it’s charm to fine Burgundies.

Rating: distinguished, very good to great, 90 points.
Price: 13.20 Euros (bought at Beaujoloire)
Value: great, highly recommended.
Drinking window: now-2023.

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