Duboeuf Sablons Saint Amour 2009
85-86+ points David Schildknecht (Wine Advocate): Also recommended, but no tasting note given. (Aug 2010) When young, the wine has red berry characteristics (raspberries and strawberries) but also a touch of blackcurrant. Smooth and complex on the palate, where it develops its full range of aromas. Pleasant to drink over the next 2-3 years.
The appearance, as with many younger Beaujolais wines, is fresh and bright. Cherries and fresh raspberries are immediately apparent in the nose, but some vigorous swirling will reveal dried apricots and smokiness. Racy and streamlined, the acidity gives this wine its backbone with the delicate tannins rounding out the mouthfeel. This is a light-bodied wine that is both incredibly food-friendly and delicious on its own. Read more about this wine and others at: http://bit.ly/gznJmK
My Rating 86: nice long nose. Taste dry typical Beaujeaulais Nothing special about this no complexity. Overpriced!!
My Rating 88: Very well balanced nose with complex attributes. Body is fruity well balanced with long taste. Very well made. Price about $ 10.- at Costco
Don't waste your m money on this wine. Enough said!
Do NOT waste your money on this wine. Enough said. There is no way this is rated 93. I would give it 74 pts. avoid if possible.
A very good, light bodied but satisfying wine.
This was a good wine
External Reviews for Duboeuf Sablons Saint Amour
Kirsch, red fruits, floral and violets. When it is young it has the fruity aromas of Beaujolais. When it is older it will have the charm of Burgundy.
\ Effusively and sweetly fruity as usual, the 2009 Morgon Jean Descombes (tasted from tank) is scented with creme de cassis, black raspberry preserves and pear liqueur; silkenly saturates the palate with rich yet infectiously juicy fruit concentrate; and introduces a saline note that along with its sense of juicy freshness makes for a stimulating finish.\
Easily the best Beaujolais we've tasted in years, and the most enjoyable in recent memory; fruity and vibrant without being irritating, exhibiting a ripeness and silky texture reminiscent of Grenache or good vintages of Côtes de Beaune. It instantly won over a tasting panel heavy with Beaujolais skeptics.
This wine is an exceptional value. The outstanding medium to dark ruby-colored 1999 Morgon Jean Descombes (described by Duboeuf as the greatest Descombes produced in the last 20 years) offers subdued soy sauce and black fruit aromatics. It explodes on the palate with loads of dark, sweet cherries, and has exquisite depth, breadth, and focus. This opulent, lush, fruit-packed wine is concentrated, well-structured, and has cellaring potential. Projected maturity: 2001-2006+.
Saturated cherry, chocolate and cassis notes weave throughout this medium-bodied, firmly structured Morgon that has density and a lingering finish, Drink now through 2001.
Offers blackberries and hints of cassis in its expressive aromas. Lush, medium-bodied, and displaying outstanding depth of fruit, this satin-textured cherry, black raspberry, and spice-flavored wine also reveals a long, supple finish. Projected maturity: Now-2007.
Food Pairings for Duboeuf Sablons Saint Amour
Dietary Information: Organic
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