In connection with writing my article about Clos des Grandes Vignes I had the opportunity to taste a 1976 from this monopole terroir. The wine is released by Maison Moillard, and is presumably orginally from the Maison Moillard-Grivot negociant business. A recorked bottle (presumably in 2003) and released in recent years.
The Moillard Clos des Grandes Vignes is fine slightly robust 1976 – keeping very well indeed. The nose is quite expressive offering red and dark fruit – fully tertiary and slightly perfumed – with tar and orange notes – developing a lovely deep sous-bois in the glass .. even a hint of truffle. On the palate quite substantial and robust – even the color is still quite dark – suggesting quite a bit of extraction – but yet it offers a nice display of terroir. It’s in fine condition and develops well in the glass offering both a quite weighty mid-palate fruit and fine length. Clearly from a hot year – but still it offers fine complexity – and is not overripe like some other wines from this vintage. The volatile acidity is quite high – but in my view not problematically so – adding some energy, nerve and complexity to the equation.
Tasting Notes for this producer
- Maison Moillard, NSG Clos des Grandes Vignes 1976 March 21, 2017
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