Moulin Touchais Coteaux du Layon 2005 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Loire
R795
In stock
(Only 24 left)
94
WS
New
'Ripe and unctuous in feel, featuring creamed peach, mango and guava notes gliding throughout. Stays bright and defined thanks to well-inlaid chamomile and salted butter accents. There's a flattering feel through the finish, with a light marzipan hint starting to creep in. This is just beginning to open up and should cruise for quite some time. Drink now through 2040.' – James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 94/100

'Smoky, spicy, burnished gold nose and the richness of a big botrytis vintage for the region – 50-60%. Honeyed cedary complexity. Tastes very very young and needs at least another 10 years though it is delicious now – pure but spicy and really intense. Terrific freshness of honeyed quince on the finish.' – Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, 17.5/20

'More herby, spicy, sappy resinous stemmy nose with hints of crushed leaves. Quite full and ripe with glycerol weight but with fairly restrained flavours of melon confit and ripe amarula fruits and herbal botanical spices.' – Greg Sherwood MW, 91+/100

'This is a liquorous wine, still with its youthful yellow-fruit and honey flavors that are cut with the dry botrytis core. The wine is rich and with a fine balance between the opulence and acidity. This is a wine to savor now, although it will also age further, certainly until 2023.' – Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, 91/100
More Information
Condition New
Alcohol 13.5%
Blend information 100% Chenin Blanc
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Chenin Blanc
Rating WS 94
Technical analysis RS: 95 g/L
Producer information One of the world’s largest and oldest wine stocks can be found at Moulin Touchais, established in 1787, on the banks of the Layon River in the Loire Valley. Comprising of about 2 million bottles dating back to the mid-19th century, Moulin Touchais guarantees its customers a century of longevity. The estate is renowned for a sweet Chenin aged for a minimum of 10 years in their seemingly endless cellars. The longevity and complexity of their wines is linked to a harvesting strategy where they pick at various stages for freshness and concentration and then bottle early – between 6-8 months after harvest.
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