2012: horrible in Europe, but great in Burgundy?
that goes along with what the Chablis producer we spoke with last month said.
Sadly, we only visited one house -- I had a horrible head cold, which makes a visit to Burgundy terribly frustrating from a foodie's standpoint -- no nose, no palate, and little appetite. Grr. Good thing we enjoyed the touristy stuff.
The Beaujolais nouveau I had the other night was delicious. Expect the 2012's will be super.
Down here in Roussillon there was a little bad weather at the end of the harvest, but I understand we will have had another good year - that's 10 in a row.
BTW Burgundy rarely has a bad year. Those vintners know how to navigate their fickle weather.
Well, I took that very same "delicious" DuBoeuf domaine-bottled Beaujolais Nouveau on a hike two weeks ago. I confess it has a really bitter finish. I did not pour out the bottle to associates as usual and instead bought the rest home to cook with.
And I'll be favoring other vintages of Juliénas, Fleurie and Cote-de-Brouilly in future purchases.