Château du Moulin-à-Vent La Rochelle, Moulin-à-Vent – 2015 – The Wine Advocate – 91 Points
The 2015 Moulin A Vent la Rochelle comes from 85-year-old vines that were cropped at just 20 hectoliters per hectare, and 65% is aged in 50% new oak (Alliers and Vosges) for 12 months. It has a complex bouquet—a mixture of red and black fruit, hints of cold stone and violet. The palate is well balanced with supple redcurrant, cranberry and hoisin notes, fanning out with a structured, salted licorice-tinged finish that leaves the mouth tingling. It is a lovely wine, even if I might just err towards the elegance of the Champ de Cour this year.