Sunday, September 12, 2010

2005 Ladoix

There was a fat hen roasted on the grill Saturday.  Garlic, lemon zest and juice, fresh ginger juice, dried mushroom powder and butter were combined and rubbed between the skin and the flesh before it roasted from the indirect heat of eucalyptus charcoal.  Seductive aromas in the air drew questions and hungry looks from the neighbors.

The wine was a 2005 Jean-Luc Dubois, Ladoix, La Combe.  Cherry fruit, damp earth and a little spice on the nose.  Medium color.  Medium body and a taste of both fresh and dried fruit, damp earth, a little mushroom.  Long, pleasant finish that ended with acid and enough tannin to clear the mouth.  Nicely balanced.  Very good for a moderately priced Burgundy from a very good vintage and an excellent match with the chicken. 

This was the second bottle for me of this wine.  You can read about the first one here.

13% alcohol and $24.

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