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2009 Domaine Bruno Dufeu, Grand Mont, Bourgueil

February 11, 2012 Leave a comment

A quick search of my notes on this blog reveals no notes on Bourgueil in the Loire…over the last two decades.  While I certainly have drunk other bottles from this region over the years, it certainly is a region that I neglect.  During my last trip to MacArthur Beverages Phil recommended I give this a go.  This was a pleasing bottle that I found engaging and also in need of cellaring.  While it is cheap enough that you should try a bottle now, this is still a serious wine that will develop with age.

2009 Domaine Bruno Dufeu, Grand Mont, Bourgueil – $13
Imported by Wine Traditions Ltd.  This wine is 100% Cabernet Franc sourced from 50-year-old vines on the Grand Mont parcel.  This parcel is located on the upper slopes where the soils are clay and limestone.  It is a medium opaque color of purple with a violet core.  Drunk over two nights there is a nose of black fruits, pepper notes, and a sort of greenness (as in greenhouse not underripe).  In the mouth the purple and black fruits are concentrated with mid-weight.  The cool flavors are still tight with racy flavors in the finish that almost prickle the tongue, plenty of fine tannins, and a cinnamon note.  Drink this well done effort from 2014-2017.