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4/5 by 12 customers
Ratings : RVF 17/20, Bettane & Desseauve 16,5/20, Robert Parker 89/100
« The 2013 Moulin-à-Vent Clos du Grand Carquelin has a fragrant bouquet with wild strawberry and Morello cherry scents that are detailed and offer more intensity than the "La Rochelle". The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin and fine acidity, more tension and race here compared to the aforementioned Moulin-à-Vent with a pleasing, lightly spiced finish. This is very fine. » (Wine Advocate 2015 - Robert Parker)

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Winery :
Château des Jacques
Name of the wine :
Clos du Grand Carquelin
Vintage :
2013
Appellation :
Moulin-à-Vent
Origin :
Beaujolais
Colour :
Red wine
Grape Variety :
100% Gamay
Terroirs :
Located in the Southern slope of Moulin à Vent, this plot is composed by granits very different, quartz, grey granit, rose sandstone...
Harvest :
Hand picked
Viticulture :
Sustainable
Vinification :
Slow macerations of 3 to 4 weeks, fermentations with natural yeasts
Alcohol content :
13 %
Aging :
10 months in new oak barrels
Appearance :
Intense garnet colour with a beautiful depth
Nose :
Very complex and intense, lively aromas of peony, rose, iodine and wild fruits
Palate :
Finesse and delicacy, mid-bodied but elegant and qualitative tannins
Drink from :
2016
Drink before :
2031 and more
Open :
1 hour before
Serve :
In a decanter at 15°C
Food pairing : To be enjoyed with a roast duckling and small vegetables
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Guide Bettane & Desseauve des Vins de France

Guide Bettane & Desseauve des Vins de France

Wine rated : 16,5/20 (Vin de référence)
Vineyard rated (guide 2020) : 4****Stars (The producers of very high-quality wines, those who are the glory of the French vineyard)

About this wine : Fruité plus prononcé que la-roche mais plus sur la retenue en bouche, un tannin encore serré et une minéralité qui corsette le tout.

About the vineyard : The estate, porperty of Louis Jadot but independently managed by Guillaume de Castelnau and his team, has grown since its acquisition in 1996. Today, the vineyards covers 90 hectares, mostly in Moulin-à-Vent for which it is a specialist, not without reason since it possesses plots in the best areas, like Rochegrès, la Roche, Carquelins and recently la Rochelle. A respectful viticulture, a careful winemaking and well-balanced agings, everything works to make great wines of Beaujolais, evolving perfectly with time.

Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

Wine rated (guide 2015) : 89/100 (Très bon vin)
Vineyard rated : Recommended (Winery recommended by the Wine Advocate - Robert Parker)

About the vineyard :

Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France - RVF

Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France - RVF

Wine rated (guide 2016) : 17/20 (Très bon Vin)
Vineyard rated (guide 2020) : 2**Étoiles (Ces très grands domaines, souvent dotés de terroirs fabuleux, sont des incontournables qui, par leur régularité et l'excellence de leur production, se doivent de figurer dans la cave des amateurs avertis)

About this wine : Le Clos du Grand Carquelin se montre racé et puissant : une belle bouteille de garde en perspective.

About the vineyard : This flagship estate of Moulin-à-Vent was purchased by  Jadot in 1996. This acquisition has proven to be successful with a rise that very few Beaujolais estates had experienced for almost twenty years. It was a bold, but now transformed, bet for which Pierre-Henri Gagey was committed based on the know-how of Guillaume de Castelnau, the current Director of the Château since 2000. 2014 will be his last harvest as he takes a well deserved retirement. He delimited precisely the various terroirs and developped the area, reaching today about 90 ha in production. The "Burgundian" wines had long given a unique signature in the region. But in recent years, other areas were inspired by this original vision of gamay the Château des Jacques had initiated. All the cuvées parcellaires require a minimum of five years to fully express the unique character of their terroir. It therefore takes patience to take advantage of their complexity !

Customers ratings

4/5
by 12 reviews
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Rating and review of M. CHRISTIAN P. Published on 02/09/2018
excellent Beaujolais classique et solide
Rating and review of M. LAURENT S. Published on 03/11/2017
Moulin à vent comme je l'aime. Frais et équilibré.
Rating without reviews of M. FABRICE D. Published on 07/09/2019
Rating without reviews of M. FREDERIC B. Published on 08/03/2019
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Rating without reviews of M. CHRISTOPHE B. Published on 05/02/2018
The Moulin-à-Vent appellation covers only two communes - Romanèche-Thorins in the Saône-et-Loire and Chénas in the Rhône département. The decree recognizing the appellation dates from 11 September 1936. However, in 1924, the court in Macon, charged with settling disputes relating to counterfeit versions of a wine that was already renowned, had defined the Cru's geographical ...
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