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Moulin A Vent 2015 Domaine Des Rosiers, Georges Duboeuf
Best vintage since 1947!? James Suckling just wrote that winemakers in Beaujolais are making the claim that this vintage is the best since 1947, which was "a hot and dry year producing powerfully rich and long-lived wines." This wine was one of his top scoring selections, it's a single domaine bottling from the master, Georges Duboeuf. For many years Duboeuf has worked with small producers, fine-tuning their wines and estate bottling the entire lot as unique boutique offerings. The Domaine Des Rosier is just such a producer owned by Gerard Chervet. He has a 50 acre vineyard at high altitude and Duboeuf has bottled his entire production since 1976. For this wine harvest is done manually. Fermentation is with whole bunches, unstemmed and indigenous yeasts Maceration lasts between 10-14 days. Suckling scored this 95 points saying "This is a serious Beaujolais that exhibits plums, orange peel, spices and cedar on the nose. Reminiscent of a pinot noir. Full-bodied, chewy and powerful with ripe tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Structured. Better in 2020."
Another example of why this is my favorite of all the Cru Beaujolais. Intense aromas of red cherry, smoke and some meaty notes lead to a palate filled with dense fruit, lovely acidity and a long, dry finish. This one is only getting better over the next several years as well.