- posted 12 years ago
Last night with a dinner of smoked duck, Jean opened a bottle of:
2005 Michel Tete Clos du Fief Julienas nose: initially, juicy, grapefruit and red berries, minerals; later, gaining pencil lead and dark fruit notes palate: medium-light body, good acidity, fruit red fruit, later turning darker and more weighty with pencil lead
In our continuing exploration of ready-to-drink-now '05 Beaujolais, we opened this recent purchase. Like the '05 Vissoux VV and Brun L'Ancien, this wine was light on its feet, brightly fruity and yet substantial. Perhaps just a touch less appealing than the other two, it's still a very pleasing red wine for summertime consumption. We drank it lightly chilled and found that it lost some of its crispness as it warmed. However, the smoked duck wasn't a great match and overpowered the wine. A good medium-weight Syrah or Grenache would probably have been a better match.
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