1981 Moulin Touchais Coteaux du Layon

Since moving to the Bay Area, old wine has become much more accessible.  When Brandon and I venture into San Francisco, we try to swing by wine shops that have a nice selection of old wines (especially ones that aren’t too much of a burden on the wallet).  One of the latest old wines we have fallen in love with is Moulin Touchais.

1981 Moulin Touchais Coteaux du Layon
1981 Moulin Touchais Coteaux du Layon

Moulin Touchais was founded in 1787 and is known for producing a late harvest Chenin Blanc that is aged for a minimum of 10 years.  The 1981 vintage has aged beautifully over the last 35 years.  The enamoring, copper-colored wine offers up aromas of citrus, honey, and spice.  The palate is medium-bodied with tastes of grapefruit, honey, citrus rind, and caramel.  It still has a solid backbone of acid and is a pleasure to drink!  I can’t wait to explore more vintages!

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