Cisco Posted February 10, 2015 Share Posted February 10, 2015 Since I drink so much of it and there is no dedicated thread, I thought I'd get a wine thread started. Tonight I am drinking a Cru Beaujolais, a Fleurie from 2009, one of the better recent vintages. While some regard Beaujolais as picnic style wines, I really enjoy the Cru offerings from great producers. These wine are some of the best values in France. Well they used to be, prices have gone up since the 2009 vintage. I often need buy these wines from the SAQ, as they have a better selection than the LCBO. This wine is singing tonight. It's shed its baby fat but still has some fine red fruit flavours with enough acidity and tannins to balance it. It had a fine a mineral backbone, you can imagine the granite terroir the grapes were grown in while drinking this wine. It is a great food wine. There is a sophistication to the wine coupled with the fruity brashness found in Beaujolais. This wine is drinking well now and has the stuffing to age for a few more years but I don't see it getting better. **** out of five from me and I am a harsh critic (so my wife says) Salute! Chewy, Rye, mcicvara and 3 others 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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