Ruby in color, some browning, but appropriate for age 17. Clear and bright. The nose is nice with cherries, some earthy funk/Merde notes, spice and slight darker cherry notes. Medium to full bodied. Light tannins. Nice balance. On the palate, cherries, black cherries and earthiness. Complex. Bigger on the nose than the palate. Nice finish. Overall, everything one could ask from a 17 year old 1er Cru from a good/not great vintage. It went very well with Tofu and Veggies (at a Japanese Restaurant). Pretty much at peak now, but still five to ten more top years left.
Red/brown in color, mostly clear and bright. It does look slightly older than expected, but just a bit. The nose shows fresh strawberries, some cherries, slight clay. It is a persistent nose although much more "feminine". Soft texture. On the palate, cherries and sour cherries. Plenty to depth and complexity. Good energy. Nice finish. This is drinking very well and at age 13 it seems very close to peak. Drink over the next five to seven years. It is nice on its own but better with foods. It went well with assorted flat bread "pizzas".
Drank this bottle among friends at the end of an evening and it was perfect in that spot. Refreshing and energetic. Light golden in color with green hues, clear and bright. The nose has green apples, slight quince, minerality and a tweak of lemons. Full bodied. On the palate, this is crisp and refreshing on a beautiful summer evening. Flavors of citrus and green apples with slight minerals. Long finish. Great on its own, this is food friendly and would work well with vegetarian or seafood dishes. Drink over the next ten to fifteen years.
2002 Domaine / Maison Vincent Girardin Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune, Wine Review
Great showing for this bottle. This is a big, round white Burgundy that at age 21, is just about at peak. Deep golden in color with some orange hues, clear and bright. The color likely influenced by both the time spent in oak and the age of the wine, but certainly proper. The nose is nice with red apples, with air, some lemon cream, just a very slight brown sugar note, and great minerality. Almost viscous, but crisp at the same time gives this a nice texture.
Great showing for this 1er Cru. Ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose has cherries, spice and slight sandalwood. Medium bodied. Light tannins. Great texture. On the palate, this is complex and layered. Cherry fruit with some earthiness and spice. Good balance. Nice finish. This drinks well on its own but better with food. This would be nice with Salmon. Drink over the next ten years.
2006 Pierre-Marie Chermette Domaine Vissoux Beaujolais Vieilles Vignes Cuvée Traditionnelle, France, Wine Review
Does Beaujolais age? This was opened at a recent tasting of Beaujolais to show that it really does. Not even a specific Cru, with the original $15 price sticker still on the bottle, this was fresh and drinking well. Is it an amazing wine? No, but it is solid and enjoyable. Ruby in color with some darker swirls. The nose has fresh cherry fruit and slight candy. Medium bodied. No tannins. On the palate, cherries with some depth. Good acidity. Nice finish. This drinks nicely on its own and would work great with a mushroom pizza.
A new winery for me. This is very nice. Garnet in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose has cherries, slight candied cherries and slighter citrus. Medium bodied. Medium tannins. On the palate, this has tart acidity. Cherries with slight citrus. Nice finish. This drinks well on its own and will work well with food. A nice wine with Mushroom Quiche. Drink over the next five to eight years. A great value!
In a recent tasting of Cru Beaujolais, this was my top rated wine. It is a big wine, but has the structure to hang the fruit on and everything is in proportion. Purple in color, ruby at the rim, mostly opaque and bright. Great nose. Some oak showing but not overbearing. Cherries, black cherries, dark chocolate, slight spice and even a floral tone. Full bodied. Firm tannins. On the palate, this is delicious. Black cherries, cherries, a bit of anise and dark chocolate. Long finish. This drinks great on its own, but will work well with most foods. It would be a nice choice with a C
Garnet in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is nice with cherries. Light to medium bodied. Light tannins. Good acidity. On the palate, nice cherry fruit. Nice on its own, this will work well with food. A nice choice with pizza. While there are better values in Beaujolais, the wine is a middle of the road in style, easy drinking wine.
2017 Louis Jadot Moulin-à-Vent Clos de Rochegrès Château des Jacques, France, Beaujolais, Wine Review
This is a very nice wine, but for me (your mileage may vary), this is not what I am looking for in Beaujolais. Garnet in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose has cherries, baking spices, slight coffee notes and a bit of citrus. Full bodied. Medium tannins. On the palate, bold cherry fruit with spice and slight dark chocolate. Long finish. This drinks well on its own, but would be better served with a steak. Drink over the next seven to ten years.