A Worthy Cru Beaujolais for Drinking Today
After opening five bottles, David Bloch finds success with the sixth.
2009 Domaine du Vissoux / Pierre-Marie Chermette, Fleurie Les Garants
I bought six bottles of this wine from the local retail shop of the importer. Four bottles went down the drain. A fifth was drinkable, at best. All five suffering from TCA. With little hope, tonight I drank bottle #6. Well, at least 16% of my purchases performed as expected from this highly regarded producer in a heralded vintage. A very compact nose. In the mouth, notes of blackberries, tree bark and salty beef broth. A really long finish that has a lot of attractive bitterness and minerality. I wish the other five bottles performed as well. A fine Beaujolais that is drinking really well today.