Louis Jadot Moulin-a-Vent Ch. des Jacques 2009

Gamay from Beaujolais, France

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Item No. 107170
  • RP91
  • WS90
  • ST90
Style: Light & Fruity

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

#94 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010

The Louis Jadot Moulin à Vent is a full, robust Beaujolais, with a fleshy, almost fat texture and greater longevity than any other Cru of the Beaujolais. The exceptional quality of its structure preserves a fruitiness which becomes mellow with bottle age.

It may be enjoyed after cellaring for 10 years or more (in good conditions of temperature and humidity). Then it will be perfect with red meat or game.

Critical Acclaim

"Representing a blend from all five of their sites but favoring Champ de Cour and Carquelin, Chateau des Jacques’s 2009 Moulin-a-Vent smells of black and red raspberry, with heliotrope and lily overtones. With a striking and surprising sense of seamless oily-richness to its sweetly, exuberantly berry-brimmed palate impression, this reveals satisfying low-toned salted meat stock character that persists all the way through a lingering, lip-smacking finish. I suspect this already exceptional value will gain detail and finesse and be worth following for 4-6 years. "
91 Points

"Graphite and vanilla aromas mix with the pure raspberry coulis, fig and ripe cherry fruit in this bright, lively red. There's a sublayer of smoke and iron notes, as well as a lightly chewy finish. Drink now through 2014."
90 Points

"Bright purple. Spice-accented red and dark berries on the nose, with complicating notes of smoky minerals, dried flowers and black cardamom. Deep cherry-vanilla and black raspberry flavors provide very good palate coverage. Weightier on the finish, where the dark berry and floral notes linger with very good tenacity."
90 Points

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Rating:
(4/16/2011)
Style: Light & Fruity
Pair with: Turkey > Roasted, Pork
Only $18.99 for a Wine Spectator Top 100 wine, what a deal! Light & Fruity is not the perfect description for this wine because light makes it sound thin and it is not. This is a full bodied wine with lots of layers. What people don't realize is the fact that not only can you drink this wine now but it will age for at least 10 years if properly stored. I would suggest you buy a case while you can and have at least a bottle per year to see how it changes and continues to evolve. This is a great wine for Thanksgiving as it goes great with Turkey and also Easter because it pairs great with ham.
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Vegas Dave - Las Vegas, NV (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/22/2010)
If you like the cru beaujolais wines like I do, then this is a wonderful example of how good they can be. Lighter, crisp, fresh, with the right amount of fruit. Very pleasant on the nose as well. Could (and did) drink this one all evening.
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Rating:
(12/14/2010)
Pleasant tasting wine. Would buy again, and have.
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ritviksingh - New York, NY (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/21/2011)
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Learn About Louis Jadot Map ItMap It

The House of Louis Jadot has been producing exceptional Burgundy wines since its founding in 1859 by Louis Henry Denis Jadot. For the past 150 years Louis Jadot has continued as one of the great names of Burgundy and has gained international reputation for its superb red and white Burgundy wines. Louis Jadot is not only one of the largest producers of estate Burgundies of the Cote d'Or, it is one of the most celebrated exporters of premium Burgundies, owning close to 140 acres of vineyards from 24 of the most prestigious sites in Burgundy.

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