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2015 Moulin-à-Vent

Domaine Diochon

2015 Moulin-à-Vent  Domaine Diochon - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant



For the 2015 vintage, we’ll have to do away with the idea that Beaujolais makes light, easy-drinking wines. An unusually hot, dry summer gave small, concentrated berries with thick skins at harvest—the recipe for rich, structured reds built for the long haul. Nowhere was this more true than in Moulin-à-Vent, an appellation already considered the biggest, baddest of Beaujolais’ ten crus. Purple teeth are more commonly associated with the tannic Syrah and Mourvèdre grown farther south, but Diochon’s 2015 is equally capable of staining your pearly whites a few shades blacker. Ripe, fleshy Gamay fruit and floral goodness fill the mouth before a finish of chewy tannins with a dark mineral element drives the point home. For immediate consumption, decant this red for a couple of hours if possible, and don’t hesitate to serve it with a braise or bloody rib eye. If you’re patient, you can also wait a decade or two before you pull the cork. –Anthony Lynch


  • Vintage 2015
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend Gamay
  • Appellation Moulin-à-Vent
  • Country France
  • Region Beaujolais
  • Vineyard 50 years, 50.05 ha
  • Soil Pink Granite, sandstone, with a manganese-rich sub-soil
  • Alcohol 13%

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