16 May 2007

2005 Domaine des Buyats Régnié

2005 Domaine des Buyats Régnié, part of the newest appellation in Beaujolais. Here's an easy goal: try one sample of each Beaujolais subregion. Thus far I've had about half of them. The great part is that these are all quite affordable, easy drinking, and not terribly difficult to find. Beaujolais Nouveau is one of the most popular wines in this country when it's available, but lots of more serious wine drinkers overlook the joys of the grape and region.

This Régnié had lots of cherry, drying tannins yet it doesn't taste overly tannic. Not my favorite cru, but it would be fun to try again in a few years.

On a related note, here's the 2005 Morgon from the same negociant, which was similar but much smoother. If you have to choose between the two, I'd definitely suggest the Morgon.


Grace said...

I'm getting really tired of seeing all this food and wine being served at MY boyfriend's house and yet I'm never there.

Paul said...

Strangely, I don't seem to be there for some of these, either. ;-)

Benito said...

Let's just say that I get a lot of cooking done while I'm housesitting over at Paul's.

And in this case you only missed a salad. :)