Monday, January 05, 2009

2005 Chateau de Beauregard Moulin a Vent "Clos des Perelles"

Ok, Beaujolais is rare enough around here, but a Moulin à Vent weighing in at 14%?! Now THAT's unusual...

Fortunately, the 2005 Château de Beauregard "Clos des Pérelles" hid that powerful alcoholic punch quite well. Pretty wild flowers at first, the nose later reveals some earthy wet stones, a hint of cherry candy, mint, and a curious scent of popcorn (not the microwave stuff, air popped). Absolutely gorgeous soft velvet on the palate, delicate and minerally, bright and crisp, all in perfect balance and impeccably paired with duck legs and crispy shrimp. My wife says "one of the best Beajolais I have ever had" - I think I agree.
cork. 14% alcohol
Score: 17.5/20
Price: C$26.85 (SAQ)

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