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Henry Fessy 2009 Moulin a Vent

Henry Fessy
Cru du Beaujolais
Moulin a Vent
Cost: $15

I am a new wine collector. My goal is not to have the best collection on the block nor to make money, but solely to be a smarter wine connoisseur by drinking age-appropriate wines. As most of my collection matures, I've focused on wines that can be drank in their youth. Beaujolais fit the bill and this one is a fine example. I bought this one at the recommendation of Hi Times in Costa Mesa; it was the favorite of a recent Beaujolais tasting. Blackberries and plum on the nose, refined French earth on the palate, and mellow (low tannins) and short on the finish. Serve it chilled. This wine will make most people happy and is dangerously easy to drink. Darker in color than most Beaujolais wines–apparently this is a characteristic of the Moulin a Vent cru. This is a very subtle wine that is easily paired with most food. There are better choices for steaks or lamb, but this would work with most chicken or pork dishes and may even be an alternate for typical white wine foods if you really want a red. Also a good option for a party and at 90 pts, this is a value. This wine has enough nuances and structure to be aged for a few years, although it is fine to pop now. I'm going to buy more tomorrow (partly because I like the Frenchy mustache on the label)!

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