After realizing I’d never had a Beaujolais bottle before, I decided to find a top quality one to give a try. This is an “old vine” version from a very reputable producer.
Reddish purple in the glass but a bit translucent. Very candied and floral on the nose! Candied plum, orange zest, and cherry jolly rancher too. A wonderful entry and mid palate with notes of granite, cherry gummies, potpourri and an herbal note...maybe oregano? Very low acidity, and short finish. A fun wine to try and use as a benchmark/standard. — 7 days ago
Honestly, for everyday easy drinking...I wish I had a case. This was quite lovely. — 10 hours ago
I was very skeptical even though this bottle came highly recommended. How could can Gamay really be. The answer is extraordinary. This fresh, funky wine was very complex with a finish that continues unendingly. The dried cherry is there but I’m the background. A wine that @Ted Corvey would love. — 3 days ago
To be honest, I actually prefer the Chenas I had earlier this year in Japan... But in the same spirit, this was super glou-glou. Bright, fresh, juicy, light, and super expressive. Only issue I have is the perception of RS. Could be the super sweet fruit though... — 11 days ago
Been a minute since I had this. Nose is funky and reductive. Some mint, some leather but big time cheesy funk. As air enters the equation this becomes more bramble, granite infused and spicey. Palate is elegant and super raspberry and cranberry fruited with nice drying but ripe tannins. Good freshness. Very juicy and balanced. — 9 days ago
Tonight is my 500th review here at Delectable and I have enjoyed each and every one. The wine I am reviewing tonight is the 2010 Clos de la Briderie Touraine Mesland Vieilles Vignes Rouge Blend from the Loire Valley. This blend is 40% Côt Noir (Malbec), 30% Cabernet Franc and 30% Gamay Noir.
On the nose there is good red fruit yet a little muted, raspberry, strawberry, pomegranate, vanilla, mocha and dusty soil.
On the palate is a delicate elegance of the same red fruit, strawberry, raspberry, cherry, plum, bell pepper, black pepper, spice and a ice minerality.
The wine is medium bodied with a smooth mouth feel, medium + acidity and medium to plus fine sandy tannins that moves right into a medium to long finish. I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend just remember to be safe. Here is to the next 500. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 4 days ago