Ok, so I haven't had a lot of Beaujolais lately. Ok, none. Before this post I had as many entries under the category "Beer" as I did under "Beaujolais". Am I missing something in the humble wines made from gamay? Time to find out.
Actually, tonight's wine was bought for another purpose - it was supposed to be tasted blind vs. a pricey Marcel Lapierre Morgon in my cellar, provide some context. But those two bottles just stood there on the floor of my cellar for months and I just couldn't wait for the perfect Beaujolais "tête-à-tête" any longer.
In the glass the 2003 Château des Lumières (Morgon) by Louis Jadot was obviously not your everyday Bojo. Deep, dark purple in hue with only a slight brick tinge, it was all raspberry and wet, chalky earth on the nose, also showing some dark, unsweetened cocoa - later a bit candied, like a cherry filled chocolate. Even less "everyday Bojo" were the ample, velvety tannins and tremendous depth. Not a lunchtime quaffer, it was a substantial wine with beautiful complexity and poise, but just a touch too chocolatey for my taste as the evening rolled on. Nicely made, it worked well with a roast chicken.
cork. 13% alcohol
Price: C$24.15 (SAQ) - the website says '05, but I bought this '03 recently
Given the rather supportive reviews of Beaujolais here, I am surprised I don't drink it more often...something for my next visit to the shrink.