Dale Williams wrote:I've liked Jean Paul Brun's 2004 L'Ancien and Fleurie, and the buzz on both has grown, but I haven't heard a peep yet re the Cote de Brouilly. Time to take one for the team. Upon uncorking, the 2004 Brun (Terres Dorres) Cote-de-Brouilly comes across as a bit light. Pleasant though, crisp and grapey. But as evening progresses this puts on weight in the glass. What starts off as a bit slight deepens into a beautiful Beaujolais, with black cherry and raspberry fruit over some stony minerality. There's structure to let this last a while, but damn it's good now. Time to get more of this. B+/A-
Dale Williams wrote:Jim,
I'm certainly not the expert on Beaujolais that you are, so maybe I misread this. But the only time I maybe thought it was a bit stemmy was an hour or so after opening, when there seemed to be a light bitter note to the finish. But that passed and really from hour two till hour four it was lovely. Sure it would hold, but I loved as it was. I'm getting more, what more can I say?
I should maybe note that it was opened at cellar temp (low 50sF) and warmed very gradually- it was probably 60-62 F in house (I had doors open to enjoy spring evening).