Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Joseph Drouhin 2007 Brouilly

I still have a couple of bottles of this old friend, my first post, the 2006 Brouilly from Joseph Drouhin. Now it's time to see about the latest vintage:

Clear medium red-purple. Doesn't seem to exhibit very much of the petilance I noted in the 2006.

Smell of strawberry, blackberry, spice notes. Fruity taste of berries, some cherry, some spice. Spicy finish. I suspect the spiciness is from some aging in oak, but I'm not certain. Not predominantly aged in new oak, I don't think.

The next day all seems little changed.

Would buy again at $17.29, but, as I said last year, I would probably look elsewhere. It's tasty, but I'm not convinced it's a $17.29 bottle.

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