Chateau des Jacques Clos du Carquelin Moulin a Vent 2015 Jadot
€ 30,19 (incl. Vat)
The 2015 Moulin a Vent Clos du Grand Carquelin has a very ripe, rounded nose with plush red and black fruit, melted tar, roasted herbs and just a touch of volatility. It does not quite deliver the detail of the 2014. The palate is rich and heady on the entry with decadent, plush red fruit and quite sharp acidity that does not quite sing from the same hymn sheet. I feel that this Moulin-à-Vent struggles to cope with the warmth of the growing season and the finish is a little simple given the terroir. It is not a displeasurable Beaujolais but it does not really take you anywhere.
This supple, concentrated red boasts blackberry compote and black cherry fruit, detailed with sweet spice and anise accents. Fresh acidity and integrated tannins linger through the long finish, showing black tea, mineral and floral aromas.