2015 Louis Jadot Moulin-a-Vent Chateau des Jacques Clos de Rouchegres

Year: 2015
Appellation: Beaujolais
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 90
Vinous Media: 93
James Suckling: 94
Burghound: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :

"A well-meshed red, with layers of plum compote, anise and blackberry reduction, edged with milk chocolate, floral and black tea elements. Ample spice notes linger onto the moderately tannic finish. Drink now through 2023. 1,000 cases made.–GS " (WS)

"Youthful violet. Powerful, mineral-accented cassis, cherry and violet scents pick up vanilla and woodsmoke nuances in the glass. Stains the palate with chewy dark berry, bitter cherry and mocha flavors that take a sweeter turn on the back half. Continues to open up on the impressively persistent finish, which features dusty tannins and a whiplash of sappy dark fruit." (VM)

"Extremely rich aromas of crushed ripe berries and hints of forest fruit. Stones, too. Dense, full-bodied, mineral and creamy with a stoney undertone. Crazy wine. Great Beaujolais. Drink or age." (JS)

"Here too the nose is very ripe yet it manages to stay just short of being surmature with aromas of plum liqueur, spice, earth and a vaguely sauvage wisp. There is excellent concentration to the velvet-textured medium weight plus flavors that display ample power that continues onto the moderately warm but highly persistent and sappy finish that is shaped by very firm tannins. I would be inclined to serve this on the cooler side to combat the warmth if you're going to open a bottle young. Otherwise it should age well as there is both excellent density to buffer the prominent tannic spine." (BH)