2011 Moulin Tacussel Chateauneuf Du Pape Tradition Rouge
black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, violet, oak, smoke, toast, vanilla and musk
vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme, clove, cinnamon, black pepper, mint, game, tar and dust
"Henri Tacussel, a close friend of Baron Le Roy of Chateau Fortia, sold his estate to Alberte and robert Moulin in 1976. The Moulin-Tacussel cellars are located in Chateauneuf's town center. They started estate-bottling their wine in 1985."
"Covering 7.85 ha (including 0.6 ha of white wine varieties), Moulin-Tacussel has 11 plots scattered across the appellation. They produce two red and one white Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The regular red Chateauneuf is made from 70% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, and a 10% mix of Cinsault, Counoise, and Muscardin. The grapes are completely destemmed, and the wine is aged for 12 months in foudres and small oak barrels." - The Chateauneuf-du-Pape Wine Book, Harry Karis
This wine was also rated 88 Points by the Wine Advocate.