Moulin Touchais Coteaux Du Layon 1996, Coteaux Du Layon

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Loire, France

$37.95 (707307)

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February 14, 2009

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

If you would spend $40 on a half bottle of icewine, or Sauternes, leap all over this desert chenin blanc well aged...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Customarily released late, Moulin Touchais offers savvy drinkers a rare chance to taste mature, classically-styled...

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Marc Chapleau
Marc Chapleau

Dark yellow with golden shades, botrytis nose (noble rot such as Sauternes, in particular), bright flavors, sweet but...

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Community Reviews (3)

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Evan Keaschuk
Evan Keaschuk

A truly outstanding bottle of wine! Beautiful golden colour with aromas of honey, orange blossom, apricot, and a touch of nuttiness as well. It's medium sweet with a good amount of acidity to keep it balanced and finishes up with a nice, long finish. One of the best wines I've had this year and a seriously good value ($42 in Quebec). A true gem! Tasted January 2012.

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Tyler Philp
Tyler Philp

This Loire icon is for the serious wine enthusiast. Still in its youth in terms of approachability right now. Notes of petrol are not unusual with this style of wine but it fades with age bringing honey, almond extract, and apricot. The wine is not as sweet as you might expect and if you do open the '96 anytime soon, do so the day before you intend to drink it. You will be amazed by the difference 24 hrs will make.

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