Tuesday with dinner of corned beef and cabbage we had my last bottle of the
2000 JP Brun (Terres Dorres) “L’Ancien” Beaujolais. Everything I want in
Beaujolais - ethereally light yet with a depth of flavor, cherry and strawberry
fruit with a touch of earthiness. Fantastic wine for under $10 , absolutely
lovely. A nice surprise, I thought I only had the 2001 (which is pretty damn
good too). B+/A-
Last night we had an early dinner, Betsy was playing Floyd's "Of Mice and Men"
and had gotten a friend and I tickets (nice production, with standout
performance by Anthony Dean Griffey if anyone cares). We had veal chops with
sage, a oniony mushroom risotto, and steamed greens, with the 2001
Michel Lafarge "Raisins Dores" Bourgogne Aligoté. I had really liked the
2001 Lafarge Bourgogne Passetoutgrains, and was looking forward to my first
Lafarge white after hearing good things about his Aligoté. That's a recipe for
disappointment, but not this time. Great for a $12 white. Rich apple fruit with
a little lemony bite, a pleasant hint of herbs, mouthfilling body with bright
acidity. Long nutty finish, big smiles on both of our faces. B+/A-
If value included, both of these would be flatout As in my book.
Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine, B
a good wine, C mediocre at best. Anything below C means I wouldn't drink at a
party where it was only choice.
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