Can’t believe its 18:18 and the thread hasn’t been started.
Yesterday the fine Lady Lapin tested CV+ which is unsurprising as she is a school dep head - just in time for Easter hols, and cancelling her trip to see the family in France. C’est la vie.
Regretfully feeling the snuffles coming on, this has also cancelled my exploration of the far flung reaches of Pinot Noir. So tonight is a Gamay, but not a Loire nor a Beaujolais.
And… this is very good indeed. Clearly Gamay, yet… has something else which sets it apart - dare I say it, terroir - and excellent wine making
Nose is subdued - it’s all on the palate, rich gamay fruit, bitter black tea, and almost pinot lusciousness, with a good rounded tannic finish. I want to say ‘tastes like’ a BJL cru, but its is as dissimilar as Alsace P.N to Burgundy. Definitely 5 stars.