Thursday, January 14, 2010

Georges Duboeuf Cote de Brouilly, 2003

Georges Duboeuf called 2003 one of the best Beaujolais vintages he could remember. It was a warm growing season, but Beaujolais is far enough north that this resulted in ripe, but usually not over-ripe, wines. At least this Cru Beaujolais fits that profile. The color is medium to light garnet. Aromas and flavors are flush with cherries that are very ripe, almost candied, but also have good acidity. Delicate and finely textured. As a Cote de Brouilly, this wine may be a bit past its prime, and on the second and third night, the acidity tends to take center stage over the ripe fruit.

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