Robert Parker 79
"The 2016 Moulin-a-Vent Le Carquelin offers up a rich, darkly fruited nose. On the palate, however, the wine is dominated by aggressive, bitter tannins that I suspect mark it out as a casualty of the 2016 hails."
Glistening ruby. Fresh dark fruits, candied flowers and smoky minerals on the highly perfumed nose, along with an exotic spice nuance that builds in the background. Juicy and impressively concentrated, offering appealingly sweet black raspberry, boysenberry and cherry compote flavors that show unlikely energy for their power. Finishes sweet and very long, with dusty tannins sneaking in late to add shape to the wine’s ample fruit.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2030