It's been a while since I've sat down with a bottle of Beaujolais. lately all I've tried have been samples at tastings, so I thought it was time to pull one out of the cellar. This has really developed into a nice wine with a good deal if the dusty tannins now integrated and allowing more of the fruit to shine through. I did read one other review in which it was believed this wine had past its prime. Am I missing something? I thought it was rather nice with the potential to be better in a year.
A star performer in an otherwise light year, at 5 years this is sappy and alluring with medium weight flavors of cherry, boisenberry and tart raspberry, with a liquored, and more weighty finish. Drinks like a 2011 bottling from one of the other 9 village crus. Atypical Moulin-a-Vent, but everything you could want from Beaujo Cru, plus old world personality and authenticity.
Dark garnet, purple. Effervescent nose of evergreen, menthol, dark sour cherries and wet earth. Palate brings more sweet and sour cherries, raspberries, rhubarb, smoky cloves, candied red fruit, cinnamon, and musty blackberries. Tannins are still strong, giving this a chewy, gritty texture that mutes the finish via its sour streak. But otherwise, a nice QPR.
Deep red purple in the glass. Nose of black cherry and black raspberry, echoed on the palate where it's shored up by black leather jacket. Medium firm tannins, especially assertive on the moderate finish. Could probably handle cellaring for a bit, but this is where it should be now. Drink by 2017.
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(Domaine Diochon Moulin-à-Vent Vieilles Vignes) Dark black red violet color; ripe currant, mineral, black raspberry nose; tasty, tight, tart currant, mineral palate with medium acidity; needs 3 years; medium-plus finish
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