2014 Domaine Diochon Moulin-a-Vent Cuvee Vieilles Vignes

 

$24.99

I first experienced this wine with vintage 2009, and it somehow reminded me of crystallized raspberries, liquified and poured over chilled granite.  Frankly, it was difficult to translate to the general public, let alone to my own palate.  But then, by accident, I left a bottle open for a couple of days.  All of the tightness and angularity had melded into a supple, silky, and yet vigorously energetic wine with expressive floral aromas.

As I later read from winemaker Bernard Diochon himself, “I like tannic wines without heaviness; with fruit and floral aromas. I don’t like weighty wines with hard tannins. My favorite wines are Chambolle-Musigny and Nuits-St-Georges from Burgundy.” His bottle of Moulin-a-Vent, grabbed me, I grabbed it, and I promptly started cellaring.  That 2009 vintage is still amazing to this day, only superseded by the 2010.

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