94pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2018 Moulin-à-Vent Dernier Souffle is showing beautifully, bursting with aromas of orange rind, blackberries, cherries and spices. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and layered, it's deep and concentrated, with notable mid-palate volume, tangy acids and powdery tannins. Long and penetrating, this is a fabulous wine from Richard Rottiers that's well worth seeking out.
The vineyards where the appellation Moulin a Vent “Dernier Souffle” (“Last Breath”) is grown are located right next to the cemetery, in Romaneche-thorins. The plants are 60 years old and are hand harvested only. The terroir is mainly composed of granitic rocks. The wine is well structured and I always strive for a perfect balance between fruit and tannins. It is aged 8 months in French oak barrels.