November 11, 2010

The Cru Boo Train Rolls Along:2009 Louis Jadot Chateau de Jacques Moulin-a-Vent

I've been drinking my share of 2009 Cru Boujolais lately. I can't help it; the stuff is great, and a relative bargain in today's dollars. One cannot drink Grand Cru every day, you know. Well, perhaps some people can drink Grand Cru every day, but not me .
Moulin-A-Vent is one of the finest of Boujolais' Grand Cru vineyards. It produces wines that have a good deal of structure, rich fruit tones, and the ability to age well. The 2009 Chateau de Jacques Moulin-A-Vent from MasionLouis Jadot is perhaps my favorite 2009 to date. The wine is full of bright red fruit, dashing acidity, with a real  rocky-mineral laden power to the finish. Just terrific with the Cassoulet I made last weekend. It's a crowd-pleaser wine that will get the attention of wine geeks and non-geeks alike. And it is quite a deal at $20. Go get some.

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