Thursday, July 09, 2009

BeauLieu Vineyards Reserve "Tapestry" 2000 wine review by (PB)

(NW) served this wine blind to us at a recent Boston fete. It was a deep garnet with big deep green pepper front with rich, dark fruit and leather and then rose petals, sweet black cherry with maple smoked bacon hints. Later, it is dusty with dried fruit and powdered chocolate and violets. Talk about complex...

Palate--cedar front with sweet presentation with notes of bread, plush maturing tannins, and a smoke finish on cedar and light cocoa. This is a mature wine and why we love B.V.'s Tapestry.

Before (NW) unveiled the wine, my wife asked, "Could this be Tapestry?" I--the expert--shrugged the suggestion off with a blatant, "No!"

Hey, you can't win them all so raise a glass!

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