A Brouilly Perfect for a BBQ- Henri Plasse Brouilly 2009

Last week’s Beaujolais tasting was a fun experience and opened my taste buds up to wines that normally aren’t on my radar.  The final Beaujolais featured in the tasting was a Brouilly from Henri Plasse.  It was the heaviest wine of the night and a welcomed finale after three lighter wines.

About the Wine- From the Winery

Henri Plasse Brouilly 2009 is a Beaujolais made from 100% Gamay grapes.  It has 13% alcohol and retails for $16.99.

Now The Fun Part- Tasting the Wine

The Brouilly has a smokey nose with notes of blackberry and blueberry.  This medium-bodied wine tastes of juicy blackberries, blueberries, and smoke with an earthy finish.  Because of the smokiness of the wine, it is a great match for grilled meats.  An enjoyable wine that once again, as in the other three Beaujolais, makes a great companion for a grill and a warm summer night.  If it’s been a while since you sipped a Beaujolais (or maybe you have never had the chance to indulge in a glass), grab bottle this summer and enjoy!

My Wine Rating- B-

Food Pairing Suggestions- The wine would pair well with a burger topped with grilled mushrooms and onions, BBQ ribs, or steak fajitas

*This wine was provided to me as a media sample for the purpose of participating in a live tasting event

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