TN: Rhone, Burgundy (proper) and Beaujolais

Wednesday was pork chops with spinach, ropot vegetables, and the 2005 Billa rds St. Amour. I was NOT a fan on opening - tight, tart, and short. I debat ed opening something else, decided to suffer through it. Hey, no suffering required! By dinner it seemed a pleasant rather full-bodied Beaujolais, but where it really shone was the glass that I nursed after dinner. With a lot of air this was an intriguing wine - full black cherry fruit, orange rind, smoke, earth. Excellent length, full and supple. C+ on opening, B+/A- late r.
With grilled salmon, asparagus, squash, and barley., the 2004 Groffier Bou rgogne. So the good news is no Greenie Meanies. But this was PN from anywhe re- ripe, some vanilla/oak, juicy, but not a lot of there there. B-
with herbed flank steak, incredible cauliflower steaks with cauliflower pur ee, and salad Wine was the 2012 Barou "Un Autre Monde" St Joseph. Dark berry fruit, mediu m acids, some tannin. Perfectly pleasant, but I think I liked their VdP Syr ah as much. B
Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't drink at a pa rty where it was only choice.Furthermore, I offer no promises of objectivit y, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.
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