Thursday, March 19, 2009

2005 Moulin-à-Vent

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2005 Mommessin "Les Caves", AC Moulin-à-Vent

I've had this wine for about 3 years, but notice how ratty the label looks? Didn't look like that when I packed it up for the cellar.

I discovered Moulin-à-Vent a few years ago, and instantly fell in love. All the fruit you'd like in a simple wine, but with structure and earthy tones. The high acidity always makes this wine perfect with food, and it ages far better than a wine its price should.

Light ruby red colour, thinning saturation at the rim. On the nose, lots of ripe raspberries, brambly aromas of earth and herbs. Lean on the palate, with a slightly bitter finish.

This wine was delicious. At least I thought so. My dinner companions? Not so much. This wine proves the elegance and finess that Moulin-à-Vent can achieve. Gorgeous, understated wine. Something that the crass, New World boors still don't quite understand.

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