Moulin-à-Vent 2011, Château des Jacques

One of the themes I have been exploring is wines in the Mâconnais and Beaujolais produced by wine-makers in the Côte d'Or.... Comtes Lafon, Thibault Liger-Belair, etc. This movement south has been created by the insanely high cost - and limited supply - of vineyards in the Côte d'Or. The Château des Jacques is owned by the huge negoçiant Louis Latour. Tasted blind, this seven year old Moulin-à-Vent has a thick almost opaque dark red colour with some brick at the rim. From the colour would be hard to think of as a pinot noir. A welcoming nose bramble, licorice, cooked meat, seaweed and ripe rhubarb. Medium acidity, medium plus chewy tannins, rustic in a good way. The palate is more about structure than about ripe fruit which is somewhat surprising. Overall a great wine to have with grilled meats or a beef stew. Scores 64-68/100.   


  1. Thought Chateau des Jacques was owned by Maison Louis Jadot. Also why would you compare colour to Pinot Noir when the wine is made from Gamay?
    That said the Chateau des Jacques are big versions of beaujolais


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