2012 Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair Moulin-à-Vent "La Rouchaux"

SKU #1210572 90-92 points Vinous

 Plump, juicy and resonant in the glass, the 2012 Moulin-à-Vent Les Rouchaux stands out for its purity of fruit and open, supple personality. Dark red cherry and plum notes ring out in a beautifully expressive and generous Moulin a Vent with tons of near-term appeal. (AG)  (1/2014)

88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2012 Moulin-a-Vent Les Rochaux comes from 70-year-old vines on blue granite soil. It has a succulent bouquet with scents of wild strawberry and iodine, hints of violet emerging with time. The palate is crisp and stony on the entry with a fine citric edge and hints of seaweed towards the finish. Delicieux! (NM)  (12/2013)

Allen Meadows - Burghound

 Like the old vines cuvée this is firmly reduced and I would strongly recommend decanting it if you're going to try a bottle anytime soon. By contrast there is good richness and vibrancy to the solidly concentrated flavors that possess a slight edge to them on the otherwise lingering and rustic finish. Again this isn't technically perfect but I suspect that this will develop more depth and soften with a few years of bottle age.  (6/2016)

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Alcohol Content (%): 13.4