On the Lawn at Tanglewood this afternoon with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our conductor Andris Nelsons is leading GERSHWIN (Piano Concerto in F), GERSHWIN (Variations on “I Got Rhythm,” for piano and orchestra) and STRAVINSKY (Petrushka) with the amazing Jean-Yves Thibaude as the piano soloist on the two first works presented today. Jean-Yves is by far among our favorite pianists to grace the Koussevitzky Shed stage, so graceful, yet poignant!
Hot days call for cool wines, today there are some fun ones planned for sharing.
Nose has blackberry jam on toasted brioche, violet,
bruised Tai basil, blueberry seeds and crushed ripe black currant.
Palate has peppered black raspberry, black cherry, tomato leaf and we'll concentrated blueberry jam.
@Carla Hine Thanks for sharing, top candidate for wine of the afternoon, along with the Minges Scheurebe!!! — 8 hours ago
Mon amour ❤️ More powerful than the Cote de Brouilly, deeper and certainly more structure. This falls perfectly in the category of "power without weight".
Fruit profile's similar to the Cote de Brouilly - a mix of red and black fruits, with a little more weight and richness. A step up in spiciness and savouriness. Clear licorice, pepper, rhubarb, and beetroot notes. Some floral elements thrown in the mix. There's a super energetic acidity and stoniness. Long, smoky finish. Could drink a lot of this now, but cellaring would benefit it heaps.
From 60 years-old vines. Warmer site than the Cote de Brouilly. Organic, vinification semi-carbonic in concrete tanks without sulfur. Corne Verte - a blend of yellow and pink granite, clay, and diorite found only in Odenas. Elevage for 11 months in used foudres and barrels. Annual production of 3,000 bottles. — 16 days ago
Not as brilliant for me as the JMB 2015 or 2016 cote du py but lovely wine still. Bright but stewy cranberry sauce and cherries dominate when opened. Same/similar lush purple color as more recent years. Med body. Med+ acidity. Lacked a nice tannic bit until 30-45 mins in decanter. Then it became more complex and showed a mild but enjoyable and long lasting dry effect. Recommended experience for cru Beaujolais fans but noticeably lagged the ‘15 and ‘16 for me. — 12 hours ago
Drank after a dank, remarkably humid & hot summer day, & cannot emphasize enough how welcoming this tasted. Black cherries predominate, has a touch of eety bitty fine tannins but this is really about gorgeous, meticulous fruit. Next time I’ll let it breathe, if I can resist the gulping thing. Kermit importer. Part of 1 of a 3 pack I was able to snag. — 3 days ago
Less “in-your-face” than my last bottle. Strawberry and tomato leaf on the nose. The palate on this bottle seems to be less evolved than the last—fruit is there, but so are the tannins. This particular bottle probably could have benefitted from some time in the cellar. This is very serious Beaujolais and has now become a wine/producer I will look forward to seeking out each year. — 14 days ago
Nice nose. Plummy. Spice, cherries, some hints of mushroom. Nice. Palate is rich and ripe with good concentration and purity. Great precision as well. Last bottle was pretty meh. Loads of spice on the finish. Really balanced and shows a great side of 2009. — 15 days ago
Lovely nose. Tangy red cherry fruit, spice, leather and mineral. Floral. Lovely and pure. Palate is sweet, sappy some opulence with lovely heft and cracking 2014 acidity. Wow. Good structure and linearity. Bursting with red cherry fruits and granite on the long finish. Ripe and clean cut tannins. Great showing. — 3 days ago
Infinitely drinkable. Was expecting it to be too sweet or light based on my other experiences with julienas cru but not the case. And just to be explicit: this is bkthing like the nouveau crap. This was complex enough. Maybe it’s a bit young still. Primary cherries and a nice high acidity that makes it a crowd pleaser at a good price. But not quite in tier for me as great cru Beaujolais primarily because it lacked a bit of structure and bite. Quite good if you or your company like red fruit forward high acid reds. — 10 days ago