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Moulin-Touchais Coteaux du Layon 1968

Chenin Blanc from Coteaux du Layon, Loire, France
GS 93
WD 93
V 92
Item # 340250

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750ml
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93+ points Greg Sherwood MW (A Fine WIne Safari): "Brûléed, rich oxidative nose but perhaps in a more Bual or Terrantez style. Vibrant salty acids, lovely briney focus and rich, pithy length brimming with cognac spice, sweet orange peel, marmalade and nutty cheese cloth complexity. (May 2019)"

93 points Chris Kissack (Winedoctor): "Although now fifty years old, this vintage was released just four years ago. The nose is certainly carrying the complexity of age, with smoke, black truffle, confit fruits, beeswax and black tea. The palate is fascinating, showing a delightful balance, a gentle texture, but a rather charming evolved sweetness, with little notes of rôti fruits. I get some very pure and concentrated confit apricot and peach, framed by a strident acidity, and carrying those notes of black tea and truffle. This is really quite charming, certainly still full of vigour, showing a rather highly strung balance, with intense dried-fruit concentration but also plenty of freshness and poise. It is remarkably fresh and bright for its age, the praline and beeswax nicely set against the wine’s undeniable vivacity and vigour. A great choice for a fiftieth birthday celebration this year. (Feb 2018)"

92 points Rebecca Gibb, MW (Vinous): "The people at Moulin Touchais call 1968 a 'petit millésime' i.e. it was cool and wet so not particularly conducive to quality. The vintage was first released in 2018, 50 years after its maker, Joseph Touchais, decided to bottle a small amount for the hell of it in some pre-loved bottles - it's now a lottery what bottle you receive your 1968 cuvée - there were five different styles used!!! It's an amber-hued wine that has now taken on the oxidative nose of an Amontillado; the 1970 looks far fresher. That said, if you like Amontillado aromas (which I do) then you'll find the nose of this 1968 rather attractive with its olive, dried apricot and briney characters, toffee and walnut. There's plenty of welcoming sweetness (60g/L) here and the cool season has imbued it with freshness on the almost malty finish. Intriguing, appetizing although you do have to like oxidative characters. Long, long length. Drink: 2021-2028. (Apr 2021)"
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93+ points Greg Sherwood MW (A Fine WIne Safari): "Brûléed, rich oxidative nose but perhaps in a more Bual or Terrantez style. Vibrant salty acids, lovely briney focus and rich, pithy length brimming with cognac spice, sweet orange peel, marmalade and nutty cheese cloth complexity. (May 2019)"

93 points Chris Kissack (Winedoctor): "Although now fifty years old, this vintage was released just four years ago. The nose is certainly carrying the complexity of age, with smoke, black truffle, confit fruits, beeswax and black tea. The palate is fascinating, showing a delightful balance, a gentle texture, but a rather charming evolved sweetness, with little notes of rôti fruits. I get some very pure and concentrated confit apricot and peach, framed by a strident acidity, and carrying those notes of black tea and truffle. This is really quite charming, certainly still full of vigour, showing a rather highly strung balance, with intense dried-fruit concentration but also plenty of freshness and poise. It is remarkably fresh and bright for its age, the praline and beeswax nicely set against the wine’s undeniable vivacity and vigour. A great choice for a fiftieth birthday celebration this year. (Feb 2018)"

92 points Rebecca Gibb, MW (Vinous): "The people at Moulin Touchais call 1968 a 'petit millésime' i.e. it was cool and wet so not particularly conducive to quality. The vintage was first released in 2018, 50 years after its maker, Joseph Touchais, decided to bottle a small amount for the hell of it in some pre-loved bottles - it's now a lottery what bottle you receive your 1968 cuvée - there were five different styles used!!! It's an amber-hued wine that has now taken on the oxidative nose of an Amontillado; the 1970 looks far fresher. That said, if you like Amontillado aromas (which I do) then you'll find the nose of this 1968 rather attractive with its olive, dried apricot and briney characters, toffee and walnut. There's plenty of welcoming sweetness (60g/L) here and the cool season has imbued it with freshness on the almost malty finish. Intriguing, appetizing although you do have to like oxidative characters. Long, long length. Drink: 2021-2028. (Apr 2021)"
Product SKU 340250
Producer Moulin-Touchais
Country France
Region Loire
SubRegion Coteaux du Layon
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Vintage 1968
Size 750ml
Color White
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