Vinous – 94
This 2018 Domaine aux Moines is a perfumed, apple strudel style: expect pastry, baking spices and cooked apples. Having been fermented and matured over 12 months in barrel, as well as going through malolactic fermentation, this has rounded shoulders, an ample waistline and full body. It’s beautifully balanced. Nature has provided a good crop after the devastating frost of 2017 and an attractive veil of supple tannins that coat the palate and provide the equivalent of surround sound for the mouth.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2035