MOULIN À VENT
2015 Vieilles Vignes Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair, Beaujolais
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60-100 year old vines in 8 different parcels higher up the slope than the Rouchoux, this cuvée now represents half the production of Thibault's Moulin à Vent domaine. Very deep colour, bright fruit, a viscous glossy look and feel. Structured but above all stuffed with fruit. Drinking range: 2020 - L&S (Nov 2016)
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A modern style, showing upfront, vibrant and chewy oak in a well-executed combination with forward fruit. Glossy, luxurious and enjoyable. Drinking range: 2018 - 2023 Rating: 91 Decanter Magazine(Jul 2017)
8 parcels. This is the flagship of the domaine as it has half the hectarage. Less soil, white and pink sand and old vines 65-95 years old. This was gassy as still fermenting, started again in July. I prefer this; it has more red fruit. There is a tension...there is a lot of energy - not just gas - and there is depth. You would not guess it is 14.5%. I like it and it will be bottled with some gas - but not the natural gas from the fermentation as the bubbles are too big. Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing(Dec 2016)
Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair, Beaujolais
Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair have purchased eight prime parcels of vines in Moulin-a-Vent. The grapes were sold off in 2008 because they felt it took more than just one year working with the vines to get them to perform. 'My objective was not to buy a domaine, but to buy vineyards in different spots. What is very important for me', says Liger-Belair,'is to showcase the difference between each type of granite and each exposure.' Two refrigerated trucks a day delivered fruit to be pressed in Nuits-Saint-Georges (all destemmed in the 2009 vintage and only gently pumped over to 'infuse', never punched down) and raised in used barriques.
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