March 31, 2011

Beating the Drum Again: 2009 Domaine Terres Dorees (Jean Paul Brun) Morgon

In case you, my fine reader, are not absolutely devoted to my little corner of the blogosphere here, you may have missed me professing my admiration over the past year for 2009 Cru Beaujolais. For more, see here. And here.
Clearly, I have been beating the drum. But, deservedly so, the 2009s are fine, fine wines that will shine for years to come.

The 2009s are serious wines, full of structure, but also bearing ripe fruit that is showing fairly well young. I recently ripped in to the 2009  Domaine Terres Dorees (Jean Paul Brun) Morgon and had a similar experiences.
The wine was wrapped up rather tightly initially.  I poured a glass, and let it sit for 30 minutes. With time the nose become explosive with notes of lavender and floral aromas. The palate is meaty, it actually has a raw meat essence, along with notes of ash and spicy-sour raspberry. Very crisp and focused wine that tastes good now, but will most likely be a head-turner in 3-5 more years. A great buy at $20. I bought mine at Tower on Piedmont.

1 comment:

  1. Despite some perceptions to the contrary, cru Beaujolais wines can be extremely rewarding wines, eat, drink, and be merry