Saturday, February 24, 2007

Beaujolais

In my recent studies of wine, I was reading about Beaujolais. My wife doesn't like most red wines, but I do. We do agree on Pinot Noir, as it is very low on the red wine scale. Well, knowing Dawn's tendency towards whites, and reading about the characteristics of Beaujolais, I picked up a bottle of 2005 "Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages". It was a big hit, we both really enjoyed it.

Beaujolais is made from 100% Gamay grapes, and produced in the Burgundy region of France. You can read all about it at Wikipedia: Beaujolais

If you like Pinot Noir, if you're a afraid if 'big' red wines, check out Beaujolais. The Louis Jadot 2005 Villages was very good. Lots of cherry and Dr. pepper flavors, with some good tannins to boot.

2 comments:

Vinay said...

Didn't know that you were a wine snob!! :). Try the 2005 Fat Bastard Merlot. You may like it :).

Ray Krueger said...

Have a look in the side bar at the "Bottletalk - Wines I've Tasted" widget thingy. It's from BottleTalk
And thanks for the tip. I haven't had a straight Merlot in some time, you'll see the last wine I had was a Tempranillo/Merlot blend though.