Saturday, November 18, 2006

Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais-Villages 2005

We chose this 2005 Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais Villages to go with a specific chicken pot-pie recipe that called for a "young Beaujolais." (Actually, we looked for a Beaujolais Nouveau, but they had sold out quickly.) Gran Alice was struck by its "fruity and floral" character, and Margaret Anne agreed with the "fruity" part, but Ed found it neither particularly fruity or floral, but merely "another of those ordinary red wines the French do so well." (He may have just been in a bad mood.)

In any event, it went very nicely with the chicken pot-pie, the fruit "filling in the edges of the dish," in Margaret Anne's words, providing a nice contrast to the earthy, savory pot-pie.

We'd buy it again, especially for that meal, but wouldn't go out of the way to do so otherwise.

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