Drinking Outside The Box

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Wine Tasting Video: Two Pinot Noirs and a Beaujolais June 29, 2011 at 2:29 pm

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Henry Fessy Beaujolais Villages 2009, Burgundy, France (£7.99-£9.49 Bon Coeur Fine Wines, yourfavouritewines.com, everywine.co.uk)
Yummy, welcoming wine, with joyful summer pudding flavours, an aroma like warm earth/brick and a juicy, fragrant finish – some merguez sausages please… S(-)

Bishops Head Pinot Noir 2008, Waipara Valley, New Zealand (£15.11 Private Cellar)
Starts off rather too smoky, with the oak rather swamping the ever-so-slightly jammy strawberry flavours with a savoury tinge. The smokiness does diminish with time, but the flavours remain on the muddy side. B-

Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir 2009, Fleurieu Peninsula, Australia (£30.00 Edencroft Fine Wine, Lea & Sandeman, Mullwood Wine, Nickolls & Perks)
Tasted this a few months ago, and was if anything even more impressed this time around. It exudes confidence, with smoky coffee scented oak acting as a foil to the velvety plum and berry flavours, a touch of truffle and a slightly dusty minerality. Still young, but very promising. S(+)

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  • Pauline says:

    Thanks for this new tasting revealing the true Beaujolais wine character: “joyful”, “earthy”, “generous”! You just made me found our menu for dinner: barbecue and summer pudding!

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