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Moulin-a-Vent

Henry Fessy - Moulin-a-Vent 2016

France
Red Wine from Burgundy · France
Price: £17.95
Case Rate: £17.16
Ex Tax: £14.96
Country:
Wine Region: Burgundy
Wine Area: Beaujolais
Winery: Henry Fessy
Wine Maker: Laurent Chevalier
Grape: Gamay
Grape Percentage: 100%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2015
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Rating 16 pts  JancisRobinson.com
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Country:
Wine Region: Burgundy
Wine Area: Beaujolais
Winery: Henry Fessy
Wine Maker: Laurent Chevalier
Grape: Gamay
Grape Percentage: 100%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2015

Wine tasting notes

The boundaries of Moulin-à-Vent were marked out as early as 1924. The vineyard has shallow sandy soils derived from the underlying granite which is rich in manganese. This kind of terroir gives much substance and the resulting wines are often compared to their Burgundian cousins of the Côte d'Or. Moulin-à-Vent can be cellared for several years. Intense and complex aromas of black fruits are expressive on the nose of this Moulin à Vent. This is a characterful wine with beautiful concentration and supple tannins.

Expert reviews

JancisRobinson.com (2010) - 16 pts

Tasted June 2012 - Lots of acidity and freshness and bite. Should eventually provide some interest but it’s a little jagged at the moment. Raw finish.


Wine Spectator (2013) - 87 pts

A minerally, crisp red, this has firm, integrated acidity that lifts the fresh tart cherry and wild strawberry flavors. Light but firm tannins line the spice-, earth- and herb-infused finish


Wine Enthusiast (2010) - 90 pts

A very structured wine, as befits this normally powerful cru. It is packed with dark tannins and minerality. The wine is angular, and you can taste the granite and schist soil. This edge of austerity is balanced by delicious fruit. — R.V. (10/1/2011)


Miscellaneous (2010)

Andrew Neather, Evening Standard - "Morgon is traditionally the fullest bodied Beaujolais cru. This is fresh and sweet but bigger, richer and more structured than many lesser Burgundies. Fessy's Moulin-a-Vent 2010 another cru for bigger wines, also has pleasing weight and depth underlying its fruitiness.


Miscellaneous (2010)

Buddha in your glass - "Dark ruby with violet highlights, aromas of delicate cherry blossom, summer strawberries and warm, wet river stones swirled about in my glass. Luscious mixed berry pie flavours of blueberry, blackberry and cherry were balanced by a bright acidity in the smooth, medium body. White peppercorn and stony minerals abounded in the spicy, vibrant finish. Well balanced and easy drinking, this is a friendly and elegant glass perfect for the patio, dinner or all on its own."


Miscellaneous (2009) - 89 stars

Quentin Sadler - "Bright, purpley grape juice colour.The nose gave flowers, strawberries, cherries and chewy sweets. The palate was fresh and lively at first with bright red fruit and acidity giving way to a slightly bitter mineral note. The texture was soft and supple and juicy.A concentrated wine with a somewhat hard finish – this was the only one that seemed as though it might be better in a year, so again living up to its reputation."