2014 Domaine Diochon Moulin-á-Vent Vieilles Vignes

SKU #1218962 92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 A brooding but not really somber nose is comprised by relatively high-toned red berry and soft earth and pepper notes. There is a lovely sense of tension and vibrancy to the well-detailed and powerful medium-bodied flavors that possess excellent depth and length on the well-balanced and ever-so-mildly austere finale. This is presently very compact though at the same time it is clearly a very serious effort with very fine underlying material and like all classically structured MaV's, this is definitely built-to-age. Good stuff provided that you have the patience to cellar it for at least a few years first.  (6/2016)

92 points Vinous

 Dark ruby. Ripe blackberry and cherry liqueur scents are lifted and sharpened by a spicy element. Juicy and concentrated, offering intense dark berry and violet pastille flavors that show surprising vivacity for their power. Finishes on a subtly smoky note, with excellent persistence and dusty, slow-building tannins that harmonize with the densely packed fruit. (JR)  (8/2016)

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