So its summer, and man is it hot outside. Since it’s tough to drink a big Syrah or Cabernet in the midst of a hot summer day, I decided to try a new bottle of Beaujolais – the 2009 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais, Moulin-A-Vent, Domaine des Rosiers to be exact. Since it’s made from the light-bodied Gamay grape, it can be a good pick during the dog days of summer.
We enjoyed a nice Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais a few weeks ago so we we stopped by our favorite wine store for another bottle from Georges. At the store our favorite was sold out so we were recommended the Georges Duboeuf Moulin-A-Vent 2009 Beaujolais, Domaine des Rosiers. We picked it up and took it home for a good chill in the fridge.
The next day we had a lazy afternoon and opened it up. I have to admit that I was disappointed from the very first sip. This isn’t an expensive bottle at $16 but it lacks any semblance of personality. The nose is pure sticky strawberry, almost cotton candy. Upon tasting it, all I could think of was liquid sweet-tart. I know enough about Gamay to not be surprised by the light body but amazingly I cant find anything good to say about it.
1.5 stars out of 5
I didn’t mind this bottle as much as Steve. I have definitely had much worse. It is light and sweet and not amazing, but it has a little character to carry you through. It’s not that indistinct, blah wine. You know what I’m talkin about. So while I may not buy it again, I also won’t go running from it if I come across it in the future.
2.5 stars out of 5