(2014) Established in 1732, the historic Château du Moulin-à-Vent sits just 10km south from Mâcon in Burgundy, farming 37 hectares on granite and clay. Owned by Jean-Jacques Parinet, substantial investment in the vineyards and new barrel stock has upped the game for this leading estate of the appellation. The colour is crimson, and this has a lovely nose, vinous with floral aspects and red fruits, bold and with a little kirsch and violet lift. On the palate there is a cool minerality to this, fine tannins and good acidity, but the pert and pretty sweetness of the fruit comes through. The balance and easy approachability belies the fact that this has real structure and substantial ageing potential.