2014 Yvon Métras - Moulin-à-Vent (92 pts) #winereview @vins

2014 Yvon Métras - Moulin-à-Vent (92 pts) #winereview @vins

6/4/2021, 9:37:49 AM
2014 Yvon Métras - Moulin-à-Vent (92 pts) #winereview @vins _beaujolais · ℹ️ Yvon Métras is a modern day hermit wanting to spend his time with the vines and not dealing with exporters. He is less famous than the "Gang of Four" that were made famous by Kermit Lynch, but his wines have received a cult following nonetheless. His tenets include organic viticulture, harvest perfectly ripe old vine (up to 120 years old) Gamay, only ambient yeasts, extended semi-carbonic maceration, aging in neutral used oak barrels, and no fining or filtration. Minimal SO2 at bottling, but not before · 👁 Medium ruby color · 👃 Medium intensity on the nose. Aromas of ripe crunch raspberry, strawberry, and red currant. Followed by licorice, sunflower seeds, stems, and copious amounts of wet rocks. Very mineral nose for a red wine · 👄 The wine is dry, medium lively acidity, medium fine silky tannins, medium alcohol, and medium body. More intense on the palate, this wine just pops to life. Ripe yet tart red fruits. Then hit with this black tea flavor, black licorice, and then rocks. Slight pleasant bitter note on the mineral finish of medium+ length · 🔔 This is super yummy right now. I am actually thinking how great this would be in 5-7 years, but oh the restraint that you would need to have to cellar these babies. In the past I have had some issues of a yeasty flavor from Métras's wines, but not this batch. Also, I think 2014 is a superior vintage to 2015 based on my tasting notes. These wines are really hard to find, but well worth the price of entry. This wine is very Pinot-esque and will continue to resemble high end Burgundy as it ages 👏 · #france #frenchwine #beaujolais #moulinavent #gamay #yvonmetras #oldvines #fleurie

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