Monday, November 16, 2015

Chateau des Jacques Moulin-À-Vent

Maison Louis Jadot
Chateau des Jacques
Romanèche-Thorins, France
$21.99 -- The Still, Lincoln, NE

Color: Medium strawberry red
Nose: Cherry, marijuana, nutmeggy cinnamony
Body: Medium
Front: Cherry licorice but not as sweet as TwizzlersTM
Middle: Orange peel, coffee
Back: Rocks, dust, thyme
Burns clean?: Yes
Cap: Cork

Shhh. I have changed my wine-reviewing strategy. I felt bad giving lukewarm or even tart reviews to wines, so I am only going to review ones I think offer a happy experience. Also, I felt bad reviewing wines nobody really could get (down here in the 99 percent), so I am going to try to stick to good values. That doesn't mean all inexpensive wines, exactly, but there won't be a whole lot of red Burgundy, let's just put it that way.

I'm tasting this wine after it's been open a day, and it still has a delightful way about it. Not too heavy, not overpowering, it's about nuance and a few fresh, strong flavors. The aromas are beautiful; it tastes good with almonds, prosciutto, and fish. The feeling it gives you as you smell and drink it is that sense you sometimes get that it must surely be only the beginning of a wonderful evening.