Champ de Cour, Moulin-à-Vent
Elegantly textured, with glossy tannins encasing raspberry coulis and ripe cherry notes infused with black tea, orange zest, licorice and sleek mineral details. A serious wine that should age well. Drink now through 2030.
Wine & Spirits
This grows at an eight-acre parcel at the base of the hill in Thorins, where the soil is deeper and holds more water than in the vineyards on the slope. While hail severly cut back the 2017 crop, the fruit that remained created a formidable wine. It cascades with fruit up front, before the tannins tighten around all that floral intensity. Then, with air, it opens further, yielding scents of figs, plums and strawberries, still tight, but the racy fruit flavors last. Decant the bottle if you open it now, to serve with roast squab and wild mushroom.
A small harvest because of hail has produced this richly concentrated wine. Dense tannins and impressive black fruits are layered with acidity and a tensely structured character. The wine should be aged further to reveal its full panoply of flavors. Drink from 2022.
Mid crimson. Bottled. This was the only cuvée they were able to make in 2017 because of the hail. Red fruit but a little darker than the château blend. A little more spicy. Concentrated fruit on the mid palate, very good depth and intensity and the oak spice just hinted at. Really long and with freshness to the finish. Needs time.