Sunday, November 01, 2009

Patrick Lesec "Beaumes De Venise" 2004 wine review by (PB)

Showing age with moderate bricking on the rim bouquet has pleasant notes of stewed fruit with cherry under layer revealing what it was in its youth. The rising aromas are beautiful with vegetal hints but fruity cherry and pipe tobacco notes.

Palate--Peppery cherry fruit on a slightly hot base but interesting with stewed minerally veggies finishing with more lingering fruity pepper.

I saw this on a closeout and had to grab it if only because this was one of the very first wines of my enophilic endeavors some 33 years ago. I paid about $9 for this in Brookline, Ma. and am glad I grabbed it. Raise a glass to sentimental journey through the vineyards of our minds.

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