Better Late than Never…

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample to participate in a Twitter Taste Live event.

Yikes. So I’m a tad behind in putting up my reviews these days. I’m trying to get back on track now that my baby is occasionally taking a nap and put up more than one post a week. (Newborns are exhausting. Especially ones that seem to abhor sleep…) I participated in this Twitter Taste Live Event, focused on Gamay, in November. Yes, I realize that is 3 months ago now, but I still wanted to tell you about the wines we tasted that night. I don’t have a ton of experience with the Gamay grape or Beajoulais in general, so participating in this event was a great opportunity to taste several of these wines side-by-side. One of which was this 2008 Domaine Diochon Moulin à Vent. The wine had a real cork closure, clocked in at 13% alcohol by volume, and retails for about $18 online.

On the nose I found spice, earth, cedar, some black fruit, almost a currant and perhaps some black plum. I thought the nose on this one was wound tight and it seemed young. It didn’t give up much fruit or really anything at all.  On the palate I found the wine to have a more red fruit characteristic with raspberries and some cherry, spice, earth, and cedar. I still thought it was tight and young and needed a couple more years before it would be ready to drink.



One Response

  1. I like Gamay quite a bit, it is so approachable and food friendly yet, gets a bad rap. Yes newborns are very, very tiring, and they do not like to sleep when you need them too! Great post. I have read that 2009 is a super vintage for the Gamay grape, so bottoms up!

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