Friday, January 17, 2014

Henry Fessy Cru Beaujolais Brouilly, 2009

There is a tendency among some who profess an interest in wine to speak of  Beaujolais as if it's trivial and unworthy of serious consideration. That may be because of the hype that surrounds the release of the Beaujolais Nouveau every year. I must admit that I have very little interest in Beaujolais Nouveau, but I love the potential of the Gamay grape and have had many fine Cru Beaujolais wines. This 2009 Brouilly from Henry Fessy is one of them.

Medium garnet. Bouquet of red berries, ginger and flowers--subtle and intriguing. More of the same on the palate. Ripe red  berries, finely focused. Pinot-like in delicacy. Perfect stage of ripeness and maturity. Dances lightly on the tongue. I could drink a lot of this.

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