2015 Louis Jadot Moulin-a-Vent Chateau des Jacques Clos du Grand Carquelin 1.5 L

Year: 2015
Appellation: Beaujolais
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 88
Vinous Media: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
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"This supple, concentrated red boasts blackberry compote and black cherry fruit, detailed with sweet spice and anise accents. Fresh acidity and integrated tannins linger through the long finish, showing black tea, mineral and floral aromas. Drink now through 2023. 750 cases made.–GS " (WS)

"The 2015 Moulin a Vent Clos du Grand Carquelin has a very ripe, rounded nose with plush red and black fruit, melted tar, roasted herbs and just a touch of volatility. It does not quite deliver the detail of the 2014. The palate is rich and heady on the entry with decadent, plush red fruit and quite sharp acidity that does not quite sing from the same hymn sheet. I feel that this Moulin-à-Vent struggles to cope with the warmth of the growing season and the finish is a little simple given the terroir. It is not a displeasurable Beaujolais but it does not really take you anywhere." (WA)

"Full ruby. Intense, spice-laced dark berry liqueur, vanilla, cola and licorice aromas and a suggestion of candied flowers. Densely packed blackberry and bitter cherry flavors open up steadily with aeration and pick up suave five-spice powder and mocha flavors on the back half. Becomes sweeter and more lively as it opens up. Shows outstanding energy and dark fruit thrust on the impressively long, gently tannic finish, which leaves behind a suggestion of spicecake." (VM)