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Pierre Jacques Druet Vaumoreau Bourgueil 1995 – Classic Aromatics and Ripe Fruit

Pierre Jacques Druet, Vaumoreau Bourgueil 1995, Loire, France, Wine Casual

Pierre Jacques Druet, Vaumoreau Bourgueil 1995, Loire, France

Tasting Note: An aged Bourgueil from a vintage absent any green notes with ripe fruit and lovely, classic aromatics.

Ruby-to-garnet in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of red plum, fig, raspberry preserve, dry hay, baked red cherry, cedar and forest floor.

On the palate the dry, medium-bodied Bourgueil has medium-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and smooth, medium tannin.

There are some chalky elements along the midpalate that are in balance with the fruit.

Grown-up cabernet franc.

Rating: 91 points
Price: $35 (I paid $20)
Alcohol: 12.5%
Importer: Vinum Wine Importers and Distributors, Seattle, Washington
Tasted: Home
Tasting Date: March 20, 2020

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