Terroir: Domaine Labruyère owns approximately 35 acres of prime vineyards in Moulin-à-Vent. Le Clos du Moulin-à-Vent is sourced exclusively from the Le Clos du Moulin vineyard where vines are very densely planted in soils of granite and quartz. Vines here average 50 years old.
Vinification: Grapes are hand picked parcel by parcel as they reach phenolic ripeness and transported to the winery in small 25kg crates to avoid damage. Upon arrival the grapes are sorted twice prior to de-stemming. Vinification begins with a 20-day maceration at cool temperatures in stainless steel and concrete vats prior to aging in the cellars in oak cask.
Beautiful, dark ruby red in color with purple reflections. Fine and elegant nose with delicate, fresh notes of blackberry and black cherry with a hint of spice. Powerful and ample on the palate with spicy notes (pepper, licorice), slightly roasted and black fruit flavors (black cherry.) Rich tannins, spicy and mouth-watering persistent finish.
Score: 91 PointsJamesSuckling.com Author: James Suckling
Score: 94 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
Score: 92 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
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