Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Georges Duboeuf Cotes du Rhone 2009
Duboeuf started out with a tiny vineyard in the Macon area in the '50's, was discovered and patronized by the legendary Alex Lichine, and built that connection into a gigantic enterprise that dominates wine production in the Beaujolais and later expanded massively into the Rhone. What we have here is a not particularly distinguished, mass produced red, with cherry and raspberry elements and black pepper at the finish, which some will like but which strikes me as somewhat acerbic. However, if you don't mind this the closeout price of $6.99 makes it a good value.