This is a great example of an aged Beaujolais. The better Beaujolais start to take on Pinot characteristics with age: once the fruit fades a little, the secondary flavors come in and really rounds out the wine. Very Good to Excellent. 89-91 Points. thedrunkencyclist.com
Popped and poured. Notes of black cherry, menthol and a hint of brown sugar/caramel on the nose. The menthol like smell worried me a bit, but on the palate, this wine is rocking--doing very well. Not the silkiest of wines, but it holds up very well and assuaged my fears that this wine was over the hill. It's not. Not at all.
Smoked sausage and cherries on the nose. Cherries, hint of spice, and peppers. Not much there in the mid, and at first the finish seemed too thin after an initial pinch in your cheeks, but left to ponder, there is that spice again, and dry chocolate left lingering. Still drinking well, although i do not taste the tannins to see benefit in further aging. Has not improved from 2006 tasting, just a stronger smoked meat scent.
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