Sunday, 1 January 2012

Chateau Thivin Brouilly 2009

The Brouilly sub-region is one of the largest within Beaujolias and the wines normally have bright flavours within the red end of the spectrum.  While the wines from this sub-region may not have the structure to support extended cellaring they do offer a lot of bang for your buck as a drink not style. This would be perfect to drink over the summer months as it would pair marvellously with the type of foods that are consumed at this time.

Chateau Thivin Brouilly 2009

The 09 vintage produced darker styles of wine in Beaujolias and this is case in point with this wine. Dark plum and tart cranberries meander from the glass with cherries and fresh herbs making an entrance.  The wine does take a little while to open out but when it does you get a little cooked lamb combined with dirty spice.  All the flavours scream enjoyment and I did enjoy it except that the structure is very subdued.  There are only small notes of tannin covering the middle of my tongue so I would recommend drinking this over the next 5 years.  Now here is the thing, whilst it does provide value for money when I compare it with other types of wine, when you compare it some other wines from Beaujolias the value drops.

Alcohol: 13%
Price: $30
Rated: 87
Drink: Now - 2018
Importer: Heart & Soil

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