Moulin-à-Vent Champ de Cour Reserve Caveau


The famous “Champs de Cour” vineyard is a 4-hectare plot with soil composed of sandstones and manganese outcroppings. 

94 points
"The single climat bottling of Moulin-à-Vent “Champ de Cour” from Xavier and Nicolas Barbet is their reserve cuvée from this appellation, with the wine spending a month on its fine lees after fermentation prior to racking into older Burgundy barrels for its elevage. The 2013 Champ de Cour is a stellar example of Moulin-à-Vent, offering up a pure and classic bouquet of cassis, sweet dark berries, woodsmoke, dark soil tones, a touch of chicory, roasted gamebird and a topnote of anise. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and still youthfully chewy, with excellent balance and grip, youthful complexity and outstanding length and grip on the still fairly primary finish. I love the backend energy and lift here, but this is still a young wine and deserves more time in the cellar to more fully blossom. It is going to be outstanding! There is just a bit of backend influence from the older casks here, which just adds to the structural chassis for the long haul, and I have little doubt that fifty years down the road this is still going to be drinking brilliantly! 2022-2060+"
John Gilman,
View From the Cellar
, July 2019
93 points
"Vivid magenta. Vibrant cherry, dark berry, licorice and exotic spice aromas take on a hint of musky earth with air. Chewy and incisive in the mouth, offering palate-staining, mineral-tinged black raspberry and boysenberry flavors and a hint of bitter chocolate. Steadily building tannins give shape to the sharply focused finish, which hangs on with strong tenacity and building sweetness."
Josh Raynolds,
Vinous Media
, October 2019

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