St.-Amour Cuvée St.-Valentin Duboeuf 2007
Deep, radiant ruby color, so typical of classic Brouilly. Intensely perfumed, offering a whirl of richly concentrated, jam-like fruits, such as damson plum, strawberry, peach and red currant. The texture is opulent and velvety. Brouilly is at its best while in the fullness of youth.
Editorial Reviews for St.-Amour Cuvée St.-Valentin Duboeuf
Julienas produces elegant and spicy wines from a region that gets its name from Julius Ceasar! This is dusty and mineral with a big bay leaf tone and a touch of seared beef but it lacks some liveliness. On entry this is fiercely acidic for this ripeness yet very simple with big black fruits. This finishes with some chemical notes and I can't say that there's much here for me to like. 80pts
'A light French red made from gamay grapes grown in southern Burgandy. Raspberry and plum scents lead through a light, succulent palate that finishes soft and refreshing. Served lightly chilled, it's great with cold cuts, pates and the like' (Ralph Kyte-Powell, Delicious, December 2008/January 2009).
Not a terrible wine, but not a good one. Somewhat spicy -- and inexpensive! Definitely better when you're comfortable drinking a cheap wine to get drunk.
Keep in mind I am reviewing this 2007 Beaujolais Nouveau in mid 2009. Way past its prime. I picked this up as well as the 2006 from my local grocery store for the amazing price of $4.50 each. They still have plenty more. The fruit that once was in this wine has long since turned to a vinegar and water taste. I have no doubt it would have been very good if drank within 6 months of coming out but 2 years is a bit much. Needless to say I have a pretty substantial headache the next day.
Rating 84 fruity nose that is short lived. Typical fruity simple Beaujolais style. You must be a Beaujolais fan to appreciate this. How WS could rate this that high is beyond me. Do they really go blind on the tastings?
Much maligned, Beaujolais Nouveau is not supposed to be a 'serious' wine. Its just a few months old - the grapes are picked, its fermented for a few days, and then its bottled and on your table. Take it as it is - simple, fruity, fun - and seasonal. Dont save it. This wine doesnt age well.
Ouch - some harsh ratings given by the other tasters. I thought the wine was plain, and had a Boveril / yeasty nose, but that there were some highlights, including a very nice creamy texture. Cherry fruits that worked well with the leather tones. It was tight and had a tart finish, so a little air would help.
Beautifully balanced between sweet strawberry and a slight vanilla spice that stays long in the mouth. Excellent value Beaujolais.
External Reviews for St.-Amour Cuvée St.-Valentin Duboeuf
Ebullient nose of crushed maraschino cherries, menthol and milk chocolate, with a bouncy texture and fruit-driven finish. This may fatten up, but it's more forward than most from this vintage. A remarkably consistent profile for this wine from year to year. Drink now through 2004.
A disappointing effort from this normally reliable estate, the 2001 shows hints of raisin and leather on the nose and slightly cooked black cherry flavors along with a supple mouthfeel.
Ripe and very aromatic, with maraschino cherry, chocolate, bramble and spice notes supported by bouncy acidity. Long finish shows some nice grip; needs some brief cellaring to round into form. Drink now through 2006.
Light tannins and a smoky mineral note frame this lush red, which displays layers of black cherry, raspberry ganache and tea rose flavors. There's a spicy thread running through the wine, leading to a fresh, firm finish.
Very forward, with a blast of cherry on the nose followed by ripe cherry, cocoa and toast notes on the palate. Open-knit, turning slightly firm on the finish. Drink now.
The 2007 Morgon Domaine Jean Descombes sports a striking nose of black raspberry jam, cassis, and sweetly fragrant roses. Irresistibly luscious and bright, it saturates the palate with black fruits while also delivering persistent, wafting floral notes, tallow-like animal undertones and hints of salt and wet stone. Enjoy this unusually successful and seamlessly-ripe 2007 (and amazing value) anytime over the next four years.
The dark ruby/purple-colored 2001 Morgon Domaine Jean Descombes displays mouth-watering aromas of plums, violets, and roses, somewhat reminiscent of a Volnay's. This wine coats the palate with broad waves of cherry fruit. Its finish is long, supple, and reveals excellent ripeness. Projected maturity: Now-2006.
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