March 16, 2012

A Couple of Good Buys

Once in a while I get around to recommending wines that are both decent values and available around town. The 2009 Clos du Tue Boeuf La Butte is a Loire Valley wine of the people that I have posted on before. This wine is loaded with acidity, earth, and lean red Gamay flavors. For $20, it's an intellectual wine that takes time to grow on you, but if you open it for wine geeks, they will love you for it. I got mine at Le Caveau Fine Wines in Chamblee.
The 2009 Jean Paul Brun Morgon is an equally interesting wine. It's from the heralded, though somewhat overrated, 2009 vintage in Beaujolais. It features a nose that is alive 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. Another good wine for around $20. I got mine at Tower in Buckhead, though, they may have moved on to the 2010 vintage by now.

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