February 24, 2011

2009 Villa Ponciago Fleurie La Reserve

I 've been popping a good number of 2009 Cru Beaujolais in the past six months. What's nice, is that unlike many of the other wines I post about, most of the 2009s I've posted on are easily found around ATL for $25 or less (many are less than $20). Many of the 2009s are providing excellent drinking now, while also possessing the ability to age for a bit.
Recently, I opened my second bottle of the 2009 Villa Ponciago Fleurie Reserve. The Villa Ponciago is perhaps the most backward of the '09s I've opened. It's a wine that really needs a couple years to reveal itself. The wine does not give up much right now. Drink it without giving it a lot of air and one might thins, "huh, where's the good stuff?" Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with this wine; it's just a wine that serves as a good example of a wine that is built to age a bit and is just closed up pretty tightly right now. Go get some and forget about it for a while. I think you will be rewarded in a couple years.


  1. Agreed on this one, needs time. I've got two more bottles that will sit at least a year.

  2. The pleasures of the outstanding 2009 vintage in Beaujolais actually show brilliantly in this debut wine from a producer new to the region