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Des Tours '16 Brouilly

Postby Belgian » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:29 pm

Chateau des Tours Brouilly 2016 (Cru de Beaujolais)

This is a good solid Beaujolais red (100% Gamay) coming from one specific region among the 9 other Beujolais Crus that together each have their own way of expressing the grape.

Compared to the already-great $11.45 DuBoeuf 2015 Beaujolais as well there are differences - instead of the latter's forward strawberry and brightness over the present blackberry , here is a little more brooding depth and blueberry next to the cherry fruit, but also good acidity lifting it. There's a bit more body and strength to it, and it could also age a few years so while it's the same grape and general area of France, the 10 Cru de Beaujolais wines each offer a unique thing.

Is the Château des Tours twice as good as the DeBoeuf we had with the BBQ ribs on Sunday, maybe no that was damn good too, but here you still do get something very fine for twice the money.
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Aglianico Appreciation (2017 Cantina San Paolo.)

Postby Belgian » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:39 pm

Cantina San Paolo Aglianico 2017

This is an Aglianico red from Campania (in the South) well worth checking out. It's so Italian - slightly rustic but mostly lithe and complex with sleek black fruit, good acidity, and nuances of licorice, tar and tobacco, gentle spice and wild herbals. Sour cherries, mushrooms (umami dry meaty earthy), black plums and sexy violet florals. Not too heavy but solid. I really like it.

Plenty of dryness & acidity against the fullness of the fruit, making it an easy food wine. Fair deal @ $14.95 over here. Decanting is recommended but not totally necessary.
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Re: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation

Postby MatttthewGeorge » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:35 pm

Hey Belgian, notice a lot of these bourbon/whisky barrel aged wines at the KGBO recently. They any good, or just bad wine covered up by barrels and marked up because they can?
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Re: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation

Postby Belgian » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:45 pm

MatttthewGeorge wrote:Hey Belgian, notice a lot of these bourbon/whisky barrel aged wines at the KGBO recently. They any good, or just bad wine covered up by barrels and marked up because they can?
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Don't know. Anybody tried them?

It seems like an expensive process to barrel age inferior wine in oak.
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Re: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation

Postby MatttthewGeorge » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:59 pm

Belgian wrote:It seems like an expensive process to barrel age inferior wine in oak.


Lol, true enough.
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Re: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation

Postby Craig » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:08 pm

I had a 2006 Poggiotondo Brunello di Montalcino and I liked it a lot. Oodles of that dark cherry flavour. Looks like the BO has like two bottles of the 2013 version of this and that's it. Shame, it's worth the 35 bucks.
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Teyssier 2015 Montagne St-Émilion

Postby Belgian » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:34 pm

Château Teyssier 2015 Montagne St-Émilion

This is a right-bank Bordeaux Red of classic character. Merlot is the starring grape over here at 70% of the cepages with the balance 30% Cabernet Franc Has some pleasing wooly and woody oak qualities along with the cassis and dark berry fruit, plus some light herbals and bell pepper - in all it is round, dry and nicely tannic. Decent package here for a fairly affordable Bordeaux, it tastes well structured without aerating.

Is it really better than a Ch. Barradis Cahors selling for 11 dollars less, hard to say. It's not always about that.
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