Couvent des Thorins, Moulin-à-Vent
The Wine Advocate
Notes of pomegranate, raspberry and plum introduce the 2016 Moulin-à-Vent Couvent des Thorins, a medium-bodied, open-knit and mouthwateringly saline wine with tangy acids, fine tannins and an open-knit, rounded profile. Matured almost entirely in tank and consequently unmarked by the oak influence that inflects the domaine's grander bottlings, its purity and transparency a
Lurid ruby. Fresh raspberry, blood orange and potpourri scents are complemented by white pepper and smoky mineral nuances. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering appealingly sweet red berry and peppery spice flavors and a hint of candied lavender. Shows very good energy and definition on the subtly tannic finish, which hangs on with strong, tangy persistence.
"This wine that comes from three different parcels has an open style, ripe with berries and rich flavors. The style is rich and concentrated, with a solid core of tannins. This wine could well age, and it will be best from 2019."