1996 Moulin Touchais Coteaux du Layon
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1996 Moulin Touchais Coteaux du Layon 750 ml
Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, France • Chenin Blanc 

From soils consisting of schist, limestone and chalk. Fermentation in apoxy- or glass-lined concrete. Ages for 6-8 months before being bottled. Wine is held for at least a decade of cellar ageing prior to release.

Tasting Note:  "The 1996 vintage of Moulin Touchais is not as glazed with botrytis as the 1997 and relies more on desiccated fruit and late harvest ripeness to attain its sweetness, which gives it a different aromatic and flavor profile than the 1997, but the wine is every bit as profound. The excellent nose jumps from the glass in a blaze of fresh pineapple, quince, chalky soil, incipient notes of the honeycomb to follow, orange peel, bee pollen and a potpourri of citrus blossoms. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very racy in personality, with a great core of fruit, laser-like focus, striking soil signature and stunning length and grip on the electric finish. The 1997 has more flash at the present time and will always be the bigger wine, but my heart is won by the precision, refinement and inherent complexity of the racy 1996! 2020-2075." 95+pts Jon Gilman

  • Size: 750 ml
  • Vintage: 1996
  • Manufacturer: Moulin Touchais

1996 Moulin Touchais Coteaux du Layon

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