|Condition||2020 release directly from Moulin Touchais|
Richard Kelley MW: The oldest vintage commercially available.
This was only released as recently as 2018, since it was always deemed by Jean-Marie Touchais as not worthy of being sold.
Pressure on him to find a wine to celebrate 50th anniversaries saw him relent and the wine was put on the market.
Bottled in 1969, it was considered at the time to be second-class and bottled in a collection of misshaped overruns, so the wine comes in a number of different guises: shapes, colours and sizes…
Mid-pale. No real graduation. Simple orange appearance. The nose is simple and touch earthy with some reductive notes. Rustic. This is echoed on the palate, with some additional ‘maritime’ notes of oyster shell. Phenolic. Not a bad wine, but little to distinguish it either.