CHATEAU DU MOULIN-A-VENT

Have you ever organized something and had a fateful midnight call the night before the event – the speaker can’t make it? We hosted a Château du Moulin-à-Vent dinner on 9th Novemver 2017 at Beet, and the star of this event – Edouard Parinet had some trouble in China with his visa – some misunderstanding – and had to fly back to France on the eve of our Hong Kong event.
 
What to do?
 
In the end it all worked perfectly. We took our projector to the newly opened restaurant Beet (which you must try – in Kau U Fong, Soho), and linked Edouard up by Skype. He was able to lead us through the wines, vineyards, terroir and history of his Château du Moulin-à-Vent, and even talk us through a slideshow. Bravo Edouard!

There is something of a paradox in saying that Château du Moulin-à-Vent is a ‘serious wine’. They are made seriously – much like Burgundy, and they express individual, distinguishable terroirs cuvée by cuvée (more on that in a minute). They are ageworthy and interesting to cellar too. But, there is also something undeniably jolly about the Gamay grape from which they are made. There is an appealing fruitiness here – somewhere between the dark fruit and power of the Northern Rhône and the red fruit and finesse of Burgundy; the wines mirror their in-between location.
 
If you are looking for that fruitiness to the max, then I would recommend the sun-fresh 2015s, which have yet to land, but are offered en primeur. There’s even a small allocation of 3-litre bottles available – a wise choice!

We have just taken delivery in Hong Kong of fresh stocks of the 2014s. You must try the Champ de Cour.

Here is a brief breakdown of the cuvées:
Moulin-à-Vent – the estate wine, and in expression represents Moulin-à-Vent as a whole. Well-balanced and fine.
Champ de Cour – single-vineyard – at the foot of the hill, granite and clay soil, east-facing. Emphasises freshness. (the 2014 of this is a personal favourite of mine).
La Rochelle – full south-facing site with more silica in the soil. Noble, complex expression, very complete. Great for cellaring. (I love the 2012 with roast lamb or beef).
Croix des Verillats – poor soil granite mount, wind exposed giving intense concentration. Powerful wine, lots of minerality.
Clos des Londres – a small, walled vineyard of decomposed granite soil. A prestige label only released in top vintages.
 
2015 – opulently fruity wines
2014 – beautifully expressive vintage, each terroir displayed clearly. I love drinking this vintage, but it will cellar well too.
2012 – good balance between fruitiness and savouriness, delicious food wine vintage. Try the La Rochelle.
2010 – classic year, fine quality. Buy now while our small selection is still available.
2009 – opulent, ripe and powerful vintage.

Filter By
Vintage Wine Bottle Size Unit of sale Qty of unit Qty of btl Btl price (HKD) Score Location
2015 Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent - Moulin-a-Vent 3000 OWC1 12 12 1,000 - EP
2010 Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent - Moulin-a-Vent 'Champ de Cour' 1500 BOTTLE 5 5 550 BH90 HK
2010 Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent - Moulin-a-Vent 'Champ de Cour' 1500 BOTTLE 2 2 550 BH90 SHOP
2014 Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent - Moulin-a-Vent 'Champ de Cour' 750 BOTTLE 330 330 250 BH90 HK
2009 Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent - Moulin-a-Vent 'Clos de Londres' 1500 BOTTLE 3 3 980 BH89 HK
2014 Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent - Moulin-a-Vent 'Clos de Londres' 750 BOTTLE 104 104 460 BH93 HK
2015 Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent - Moulin-a-Vent 'Clos de Londres' 3000 OWC1 24 24 2,200 - EP
2012 Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent - Moulin-a-Vent 'Croix des Verillats' 750 BOTTLE 19 19 240 - HK
2012 Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent - Moulin-a-Vent 'Croix des Verillats' 1500 BOTTLE 10 10 520 - HK
2012 Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent - Moulin-a-Vent 'La Rochelle' 750 BOTTLE 24 24 260 BH91 HK
2014 Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent - Moulin-a-Vent 'La Rochelle' 750 BOTTLE 182 182 280 BH92 HK
2015 Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent - Moulin-a-Vent
3000 ml OWC1 EP HKD 1,000 / BTL 12 case available
Bottle size
3000
Qty of unit
12
Qty of btl
12
Btl price (HKD)
1,000
Score
-
Location
EP
2010 Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent - Moulin-a-Vent 'Champ de Cour'
1500 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 550 / BTL 5 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
5
Qty of btl
5
Btl price (HKD)
550
Score
BH90
Location
HK
2010 Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent - Moulin-a-Vent 'Champ de Cour'
1500 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 550 / BTL 2 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
550
Score
BH90
Location
SHOP
2014 Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent - Moulin-a-Vent 'Champ de Cour'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 250 / BTL 330 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
330
Qty of btl
330
Btl price (HKD)
250
Score
BH90
Location
HK
2009 Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent - Moulin-a-Vent 'Clos de Londres'
1500 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 980 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
980
Score
BH89
Location
HK
2014 Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent - Moulin-a-Vent 'Clos de Londres'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 460 / BTL 104 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
104
Qty of btl
104
Btl price (HKD)
460
Score
BH93
Location
HK
2015 Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent - Moulin-a-Vent 'Clos de Londres'
3000 ml OWC1 EP HKD 2,200 / BTL 24 case available
Bottle size
3000
Qty of unit
24
Qty of btl
24
Btl price (HKD)
2,200
Score
-
Location
EP
2012 Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent - Moulin-a-Vent 'Croix des Verillats'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 240 / BTL 19 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
19
Qty of btl
19
Btl price (HKD)
240
Score
-
Location
HK
2012 Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent - Moulin-a-Vent 'Croix des Verillats'
1500 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 520 / BTL 10 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
10
Qty of btl
10
Btl price (HKD)
520
Score
-
Location
HK
2012 Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent - Moulin-a-Vent 'La Rochelle'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 260 / BTL 24 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
24
Qty of btl
24
Btl price (HKD)
260
Score
BH91
Location
HK
2014 Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent - Moulin-a-Vent 'La Rochelle'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 280 / BTL 182 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
182
Qty of btl
182
Btl price (HKD)
280
Score
BH92
Location
HK
The wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. Title to all wine remains with The Fine Wine Experience until paid for in full.
HK / HK storage; ready for delivery within 1-2 business days.
HK-Shop / available for in-store purchase in Sheung Wan.
HK Pre-arrival wines in transit to Hong Kong. Please contact us for arrival estimate.
En-Primeur / wines still in chateau; will arrange delivery to once wine is received in HK