"The Barbet brothers’ 2015 Moulin-à-Vent is a very good example of this ripe vintage, with the wine coming in listed at 13.5 percent octane. The last time I tasted this was at the domaine in March of 2018, where it stuck out a bit in a lineup of primarily 2016s, but it is aging very nicely and I like it even a bit more today than I did fifteen months ago. The nose still shows the ripeness of the torrid summer of 2015, offering up scents of black cherries, blackberries, a touch of coffee grounds, dark chocolate, hung game, dark soil tones, woodsmoke and a nice touch of violets in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with good focus and grip, a touch of backend tannin and a long, complex and quite tasty finish. I mentioned in the last report that this is not quite as transparent an example as is customary for this bottling, and this remains the case, but it has impressive depth and complexity and has a lot going for it, despite it being clearly a child of the torrid summer of 2015. 2019-2045"