Grapelive Wine of the Day
By Kerry Winslow
2009 Georges Descombes Brouilly, Cru Beaujolais, France.
A new find for me, Georges Descombes makes some wonderful Gamay wines from the Beaujolais region, and this Brouilly is a sharp and stunning wine that delivers plush fruit, depth and graceful elegance. The nose is floral and fresh with lilac and wild flowers and black cherries, leading to a palate that has wonderful mouth feel and silky texture, though plenty of life and interest with red and black fruits throughout. The Brouilly bursts with strawberry, plum and tangy cherry fruits, hints of iodine, walnut shells and mineral notes add to the experience. Touches of dried flowers and earth also play subtle back ground roles in the lush and exciting red. I am glad I found this winery as I think from what I tasted, the Beaujolais Villages, Morgon and this Brouilly all of which were pure class, I can say these rank up there with Lapierre, Foillard and Jean-Paul Brun and I can tell you I will be enjoying a few of these myself over the next few months. Thanks to Farm Wines for turning me on to these great wines!
($22 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive