Moulin-a-Vent is the king of Cru Beaujolais and this single estate boasts almost 70 prime vineyard acres on five different lots. Louis Jadot purchased the Chateau des Jacques in 1996 and since has been producing estate bottled wines from these vineyards that are truly outstanding. The Wine Advocate noted that the 2011 vintage here was a "rousing success". They scored this wine a point higher than the 2010, at 91 points said "Reflecting the inclusion of all of Chateau des Jacques’s fruit from Champs de Cour and Clos des Thorins as well as the usual selected lots from all of their other Clos holdings, a generic 2011 Moulin-a-Vent mingles ripe dark cherry, plum and cassis with marrow-rich savory suggestions of meat stock. Salt, stone, iodine, mocha and toasted nuts add intrigue to a sustained finish in this lovely, tenderly textured and relatively gentle offering... Incidentally, this was brought-up in one-third each in new barriques, used barriques and tank... An outstanding value, it should reward following at least through 2017 and quite possibly beyond."