|Beefy George has a cherry finish.|
I'm just not that into you.
I remember liking Beaujolais before, so I was really bummed by this wine. It tastes like someone melted a Luden's cherry cough drop into it. After a long day of grading some pretty mediocre essays, I was hoping for some cheering up from you, Beefy George!
But maybe it is me; or rather, my palate. See, the last time I remember drinking Beaujolais, I was out in Jersey City having dinner at this awesome French BYO. Therese and I were plowing through the bottles we'd brought with us, when the women at the next table offered us their bottle of Louis Jadot.
"We opened the bottle, but we have to drive. Do you want it?"
Hell, yeah! Twist my arm, why don't you? We're walking home, anyway.
I remember thinking it was awesome. I remember thinking everything was awesome. It was just one of those nights. But who knows? Maybe my palate was shot. (I once followed a wine trail and visited five wineries in one day. I came home with dessert wine because that's all I could taste after a while.) Maybe after all the wine, and the bouillabaisse, and the mousse, I couldn't taste a thing.
A little while later...
Truth be told, I'm not as angry at this wine as I was at first sip. I poured a second glass--strictly for research purposes--and it's working out a little better. Wine Enthusiast says, "...This has a rich cherry flavor, with firm tannins and ripe acidity. The finish bears a tangy, textured character." So the cherry explains the cough drop flavor. The "tangy, textured" finish initially felt like little spikes on my tongue, but it's mellowed out since.
Or maybe I have.