Tasting Note                         

88    2006 Jean-Paul Brun  Moulin-à-Vent Terres Dorées  10/4/08 ($19)

12% alc
Color: Deep purple ruby. (3.0) Bouquet: Grapy Gamey with good stuffing and some style, but a bit rustic, also some sweet oak thrown in. (2.5) Body: Solid middleweight plus with excellent acidity and some tannin. Minerals coat the mouth. (3.0) Flavor: Parallels bouquet, but comes off lighter and more lively. (2.5) Finish: Minerals come to the foreground with acidity propelled black raspberry fruit. By far the best part of the wine and probably gives a glimpse of things to come. (3.0)
Overall: A young wine with textbook Moulin-a-Vent style, showing excellent body and fruit, but somewhat lacking in class at this point. Needs some time (2-4 years) for the rustic character to mellow. It's not quite Diochon's Moulin-a-Vent, which is classier and more interesting, but still has excellent potential. If drinking now, decant for 1-2 hours to let its more interesting components come through the grapiness. (14.0)