- posted 12 years ago
Last night, I returned home to find Jean in a bad mood (the result of some Bad Behavior on the part of some colleagues in other departments). "Could you open a light and fruity red?" she asks plaintively, remarking that the '06 Brun L'Ancien that I'd opened recently didn't qualify as light & fruity in her book. So, on down to the cellar to see what we've got in the Bojo bin: Lapierre Morgons? nope, too dark; '05 Desvignes M-a-V? no, again! '05 Coudert? nope; '05 Brun Côte de Brouilly? Why not? If a Côte de Brouilly isn't light and fruity, what is?
Answer: something else
2005 J.-P. Brun "Terres Dorees" Côte de Brouilly color: dark nose: pretty closed in, hinting of berries palate: dark fruit, somewhat tannic, highly structured, shut down
Nope, this isn't what she was looking for. A dark-fruited and closed down Bojo if ever there was one. I chalk up the problem to global warming, always an easy scapegoat and make the promise that we'll pick up some genuinely light Bojos. Oh, well. Let's put the half-finished bottle back in the fridge for a couple of nights and see what becomes of it. If you've got some of this, hands off for another few years!