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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer DOMAINE D'ARGENSON
While dining with Julia Child many years ago, I asked her what is the best wine to go with her Coq au Vin recipe. She replied that a good Brouilly was to die for. Here it is! This deep purple-red coloured 100% Gamay from the excellent 2018 has a fragrant, lively, ripe, cherry-cassis-raspberry nose. Dry, medium-plus bodied, well structured, ripe, black-currant-tinged, Damson plum fruit followed up by a lingering, bright, harmonious finish. The secret: handpicked grapes from 50-year-old vines with a 14-day whole grape semi-carbonic maceration in concrete and steel tanks followed up light filtration and no fining. An astonishing find - a versatile, ready-to-drink bargain. It has 13.4% alcohol, 3.4 g/L residual sugar and a hefty, lifesaving 7.3 g/L total acidity. Instead of Nouveau on Thursday November 16 toast La Grande Dame of French Cooking with this great Brouilly. CSPC 29970
Type Red Table Wine
Agent AMV Whi
Country France
Region Beaujolais
Rating ***(92 points)
Fragrant, Ripe, Lively
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: A fragrant and joyful Brouilly that has wonderful vivacity and light-footedness for this exceptionally warm vintage. Such a crisp and youthful finish with so much stony minerality! Drink or hold. Score - 93 (jamessuckling.com, April 12, 2022) Price $ 22.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - October 21, 2023
Cases bought 500 (12 bottles per case)

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