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Moulin-Touchais Coteaux du Layon 1975

Dessert Wine from Coteaux du Layon, Loire, France
JG 93
PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 313956

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$99.95

750ml
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93 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "Coteaux du Layon, which generally does not get much botrytis, so that many of its sweeter-styled chenin blancs are a result of the grapes dehydrating on the vine, rather than being concentrated by noble rot. This makes for a rather unique and compelling example of sweet chenin blanc, and such is the case with the new release from Moulin Touchais -- the1975. The nose offers up a beautiful mélange of fresh peach, candle wax, lemon oil , a touch of tea leaves, chalky soil tones and spring flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and really beautifully balanced, with great focus and cut and a chiseled, long and classy finish. Just a superb bottle for drinking over the next few decades. 2010-2030+. (Jan/Feb 2011)"

On the banks of the river Layon in the beautiful Loire valley exists one of the world's largest and oldest single wine stocks. Miles of underground cellars contain wines dating back to the 1800's. These are the sweet Chenin Blanc wines of Moulin Touchais, one of the Loire Valley's most legendary estates. Their vineyards are amongst the most famous in the Anjou area, lying in the heart of the Coteaux du Layon region. Like Huët, these wines are among the most ageworthy on the planet. In fact, Moulin Touchais is the only winery in the world we know of who gives a CENTURY LONG GUARANTEE ON THE LONGEVITY OF THEIR WINES.

These are by definition sweet wines, though not in the classical sense. Over time, the residual sugar melds with the acidity and fruit, leaving the impression they are much less sweet than they actually are. They are wines of great versatility, perfect harmony and among the great hidden gems of the wine world.

Unfortunately, the wines are seldom seen on the market. For one, the wine is only produced in great vintages. Secondly, they aren't released until at least ten years after date of harvest. When they are, the vast majority is quickly snatched up by locals, leaving very little for consumers here in the US. Wines of this quality, age and provenance simply don't exist in today's market, so we encourage you to take advantage of this unique buying opportunity while you can.
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93 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "Coteaux du Layon, which generally does not get much botrytis, so that many of its sweeter-styled chenin blancs are a result of the grapes dehydrating on the vine, rather than being concentrated by noble rot. This makes for a rather unique and compelling example of sweet chenin blanc, and such is the case with the new release from Moulin Touchais -- the1975. The nose offers up a beautiful mélange of fresh peach, candle wax, lemon oil , a touch of tea leaves, chalky soil tones and spring flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and really beautifully balanced, with great focus and cut and a chiseled, long and classy finish. Just a superb bottle for drinking over the next few decades. 2010-2030+. (Jan/Feb 2011)"

On the banks of the river Layon in the beautiful Loire valley exists one of the world's largest and oldest single wine stocks. Miles of underground cellars contain wines dating back to the 1800's. These are the sweet Chenin Blanc wines of Moulin Touchais, one of the Loire Valley's most legendary estates. Their vineyards are amongst the most famous in the Anjou area, lying in the heart of the Coteaux du Layon region. Like Huët, these wines are among the most ageworthy on the planet. In fact, Moulin Touchais is the only winery in the world we know of who gives a CENTURY LONG GUARANTEE ON THE LONGEVITY OF THEIR WINES.

These are by definition sweet wines, though not in the classical sense. Over time, the residual sugar melds with the acidity and fruit, leaving the impression they are much less sweet than they actually are. They are wines of great versatility, perfect harmony and among the great hidden gems of the wine world.

Unfortunately, the wines are seldom seen on the market. For one, the wine is only produced in great vintages. Secondly, they aren't released until at least ten years after date of harvest. When they are, the vast majority is quickly snatched up by locals, leaving very little for consumers here in the US. Wines of this quality, age and provenance simply don't exist in today's market, so we encourage you to take advantage of this unique buying opportunity while you can.
Product SKU 313956
Producer Moulin-Touchais
Country France
Region Loire
SubRegion Coteaux du Layon
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Vintage 1975
Size 750ml
Color White
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