92 Points Wine Advocate: Representing a blend from all five of their sites but favoring Champ de Cour and Carquelin, Chateau des Jacquesa s 2009 Moulin-a-Vent smells of black and red raspberry, with heliotrope and lily overtones. With a striking and surprising sense of seamless oily-richness to its sweetly, exuberantly berry-brimmed palate impression, this reveals satisfying low-toned salted meat stock character that persists all the way through a lingering, lip-smacking finish. I suspect this already exceptional value will gain detail and finesse and be worth following for 4-6 years.
Given the quality offered here for the prices – which, frankly, I admire Jadot for having from the outset of this project set at levels that would make a statement, but which have since been rounded down – anyone with an interest in Beaujolais; in the history of French wine; or in red wine value generally, ought to help make history by cellaring a sampling of these amazing wines.
Mention Beaujolais to a wine lover and images of fresh, exuberant wines bursting with fruit immediately come to mind. The charm of the wines is echoed in the beauty of Beaujolais' winding roads, which meander through sloping hills and fields, planted with vines as far as the eye can see. Explore the heart of Beaujolais a little deeper however, and you will discover the ten crus, or 'growths' which boldly define their individual place names with as much authority and personality as their northern cousins, the wines of the Côte d' Or.