Back from a few days in the UK – and amazingly, lovely weather. We took in Harrods, Henley, putting up a tent, a garden party, Chichester, Selsey Bill (above) and Bosham – back to pouring rain in Switzerland…
From the Berry Bros website (where I also stole the picture):
“This is the flagship wine of the Dubost estate from his top single vineyard (which translates as `heather’).”
After testing a sampler at their Basingstoke ‘outlet’ I bought a few for the garden party – this is the last bottle.
2005 Dubost, Brouilly Vieilles Vignes La Bruyère
Medium-plus purple/cherry-red. The nose is high-toned, clearly Beaujolais with a deep and ripe raspberry note. Intense, nicely concentrated with very good acidity. Medium, medium-plus length of tart black cherry coupled to understated but grainy tannin. Fresh and very nicely balanced it’s a long way from the massive Potel-Aviron wines from 2005, but it’s very pretty and drinkable.
Rebuy – Maybe