Moulin-à-Vent Les Rouchaux 2013

THIBAULT LIGER-BELAIR

Moulin-à-Vent Les Rouchaux
2013

  • Biodynamic
Product code
650614
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Unavailable
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Beaujolais
Appellation
Moulin-à-Vent
Varietal(s)
Gamay 100 %
Color
Red
Closure type
Cork
Availability
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About this winery

Thibault Liger-Belair comes from a great winemaking family that has deep roots in Burgundy: he is a direct descendant of the Napoleonic General Louis Liger-Belair, who acquired the Chateau de Vosne in 1815 when he married Ludovie Marey, whose family had been Burgundy negociants since 1720. Youthful, passionate and always full of ideas, Thibault trained as an oenologist, but had his start in the wine industry as a wine buyer. He is also a former rugby player with a genuine 'down to earth'...

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Press reviews

Wine Advocate

- 91 points -

April 2015

The 2013 Moulin-à-Vent Les Rouchaux spent 12 to 15 months in barrel. Compared to the 2013 La Roche, the fruit here is less broody and more open, some red cherries beginning to appear with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a lightly spiced opening, chalky tannin, and a focused, intense finish that leaves boysenberry and citrus fruit on the aftertaste. This is an excellent, modern-style Moulin-à-Vent.

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Burghound.com

(89-91) Points

January 2015

There is a slightly leafy character to the earthy red and dark berry fruit aromas. The
middle weight flavors possess a lovely sense of energy and fine detail that continues onto the attractively textured, complex and relatively refined finale. This is really quite good and should drink well both young and fully mature.

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Jancis Robinson

17+/20

February 2016

Very dark crimson. Elegant, dark-red fruit. Attractively dusty sensation. Dry and a little more herbal. Tight and dry and zesty. Great finesse and upright, fine-boned structure. More austere than the Vieilles Vignes. Dry and a little bony on the palate. Rocky and dark, with a beautifully dry chalky texture. With time in the glass, it develops a fresh, slightly stemmy herbal character but not in the least underripe, almost minty. A complete baby. Later this went very well with the braised turbot and woodland mushrooms though still not giving its full aromatic potential. 

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