Wednesday, December 15, 2010

2009 Moulin à Vent

2009 Domaine des Ailes, Moulin-a-Vent

2009 Domaine Des Ailes, AC Moulin-à-Vent

Oh my goodness, one of the worst things about wine bloggers is this insistence on writing about cru Beaujolais, and how it's under-appreciated, misunderstood, and one of France's best secrets. Yes, proper Beaujolais is nice, but hardly life changing. A lot's been written about the 2009 vintage here, but come on, it's gamay. There's a reason it was booted out of red Burgundy.

Not a bad wine, ripe fruit, good herbal character. Moulin-à-Vent is always more elegant, with finer tannins - this is certainly enjoyable. Let's just keep things in perspective.

DF

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