Wine Advocate 94
The 2018 Moulin--Vent Vieilles Vignes is showing superbly, wafting from the glass with an outgoing bouquet of dark berries, violets, blood orange, licorice and smoked meats. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and layered, with a textural attack, powdery tannins and ripe acids, concluding with a pure and expansive finish. Patentre destemmed some clusters that still displayed green stemsmostly, he tells me, originating from younger vinesand macerated for some 15 days with, as usual, a submerged cap. The wine was raised in foudres and cement tank, and it's as classic an example of the appellation as readers can hope to find.