Saturday, July 23, 2016

Beaujolais Blanc 2015, Domaine Dupeuble


I love the name of this domaine, sounds like "people who live in the pub". Joking aside, this venerable Beaujolais domaine can trace its origins back to 1512. Admittedly this was an impulse buy from the reasonably priced white wines shelf at Flatiron Wines in Manhattan. (I believe the spirit of the eclectic wine-buying king Klaus Martin entered into my mind). What a prize! First I rediscovered (via the Guide Hachette) the fact that Beaujolais Blanc is produced from chardonnay. The first nose smells like a drawer of fresh laundry, matchsticks, celery, artichoke, dried mushroom, almonds and lemon. There is a lot going on in the glass. Good apple, celery, dandelion, lemon pith flavours on the palate. A waxy finish. For the price, this is very interesting, somewhat reminiscent of the white wines from Santenay or even Marsannay. Scores 27/30 for a Beaujolais blanc.    

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