This dark red colored wine from the Moulin-a-Vent commune opens with a cherry and pomegranate bouquet with hints of violets. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is nicely balanced, smooth, and fresh. The flavor profile is a pomegranate, loam, and juicy strawberry blend with notes of red currant. I also detected hints of red licorice and black pepper. The finish is dry and very refreshing due to its bright acidity.
Opening in the glass with aromas of cherries, sweet berries, vine smoke, spices and orange rind, the 2020 Moulin-à-Vent Clos du Grand Carquelin is medium to full-bodied, ample and lively, with powdery tannins, bright acids and a refined, elegant profile that belies the inherent power of the vintage, concluding with a long finish.
Dark violet. Powerful blackberry, cherry compote and violet scents are complemented by suggestions of candied licorice, vanilla and smoky minerals. Densely packed and focused on the palate, offering intense bitter cherry, dark berry, fruitcake and allspice flavors that are firmed by an undercurrent of juicy acidity. Slowly building tannins frame the finish, which hangs on with strong tenacity and resonating florality.
Deep ruby. Intensely perfumed dark fruit liqueur, violet and licorice scents, along with hints of exotic spices and cola. Chewy and penetrating on the palate, offering sappy blackberry, bitter cherry, floral pastille and succulent herb flavors that become livelier as the wine stretches out. Finishes extremely long and sweet, with building tannins and lingering spice and cherry notes.
The 2019 Moulin-à-Vent Clos du Grand Carquelin has turned out especially well this year, wafting from the glass with notes of dark berry fruit, cherry preserve, warm spices and rose petals. Medium to full-bodied, supple and enveloping, with melting tannins and an ample core of succulent fruit, it’s seamless and sensual, deriving from parcels located near Champ de Cour this year.