Tuesday, 17 November 2009
I decided to buy myself a bottle of Georges Dubœuf Fleurie 2007 the other night. I was after a smooth, fruity red, and this one did not disappoint!
Fleurie is one of the 10 crus in Beaujolais, the other nine being Saint-Amour, Juliénas, Chénas, Moulin á Vent, Chiroubles, Morgon, Régnié, Côte de Brouilly and Brouilly. These wines are all produced from the Gamay grape, with Moulin á Vent and Morgon being the most powerful and full bodied, which allows them to improve with bottle ageing. There is some oak used in the ageing of these wines, though usually in large vats rather than small casks.
The wine in question had a wonderful bright crimson colour, and delightfully youthful aromas of Cherries, Strawberries and Blackcurrant. On the palate you had the flavours of Blackcurrants and Strawberries with silky smooth tannins and a good level of acidity. Put all of these together, and you an excellent wine that is youthful, bursting with flavour and well balanced.
Recommendation; a highly enjoyable light, fruity red which, if that’s what you are after then you can’t go wrong with this.