Pierre Jacques Druet Vaumoreau, Bourgueil 2001, Loire, France
Tasting Note: An aged Bourgueil that expresses more fruit concentration on the nose than on the palate, and that is still very much alive showing varietal typicity for the region.
Medium-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of red plum, pencil shavings, red raspberry, crushed violet petal and forest floor.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied cabernet franc has medium-intensity flavors suggested on the nose with a smooth texture supported by medium acidity and ripe, medium tannin.
The wine has some midpalate complexity and completes with a slightly-tart, red-fruit finish.
Price: $55 (I paid $20)
Importer: Vinum Wine Importers and Distributors, Seattle, Washington
Tasting Date: April 30, 2019