Monday, February 26, 2007

Moulin a Vent

He: I am the first to admit that I don't know the correct wine tasting vernacular or too terribly much about wines. As part of my continuing education we decided to sample some of Winespectator's top 100 list of wines below $15. The first bottle we opened was

Georges Duboeuf Moulin-a-Vent, Domaine des Rosiers 2003, France ($14.70).

Winespectator gives this Beaujolais 90 points. I am not a fan of traditional fruity Beaujolais, but this wine bears practically no resemblance to them. Is is very spicy, in my opinion too much so. We spread the bottle over three evenings and each time I only stated to enjoy the wine on my second glass. The spice seems to overwhelm everything else at first. The wine smells almost more like food than wine. It is certainly one of the more unusual wines I have tried, but I don't think it will become one of my favorites. If you are looking for a complex Beaujolais, this may just be the ticket.

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