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A Worthy Cru Beaujolais for Drinking Today


After opening five bottles, David Bloch finds success with the sixth.

Chermette

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.

  1. May 6, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Bad luck on the previous five! I’ve gone through almost a case, with no corked bottles (and I’m hypersensitive). Glad you finally opened a sound one.
    Cheers!

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