Saturday, February 17, 2007

Georges DuBoeuf Beajolais Cru Julienas "Flower Label" 2005 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Lively, fresh strawberry nose
Consistent texture and fresh fruitiness on the palate
A pepper note on the nicely tapering finish of tart fruit

I like an ocassional Beajolais Cru for is lively fruitiness and tart finish. This wine is pretty nice and has a peppery kick in addition to the fruit.

Beajolais Cru are among the forgetten wines of the US market. They don't seem to move fast from the shelves and are overlooked by restaurants and afficionados. While the Gamay grape might be an acquired taste in the modern world of soft fruity wines with lots of oak, no region does more with Gamay.

The Beajolais Cru wines are not to be confused with Beajolais Nouveau, as they have more depth and more shelf life. For an interesting comparison, grab and Nouveau and grab a Cru to compare side-by-side. I recommend Julienas, Morgon, and Moulin-A-Vent, which tend to be the most widely available. By the way, I paid $11 for this on sale from $13. Raise a glass!

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