I have been extolling the virtues of the 2009 vintage which has been heralded as "the vintage of a lifetime" and even the most modest examples are delicious. But at the weekend I opened a bottle of 2009 Fleurie from a single vineyard, Domaine des Quatre Vents, made by the King of Beaujolais, Georges Duboeuf. Occasionally you drink a wine that has an amazing effect on you - what I refer to as being "moreish" - you just want to drink more and more of it! Well this wine is EXTREMELY moreish and Ginnie and finished the bottle with no effort at all! It has all the characteristics of Beaujolais, but somehow manages to balance that simplicity and straightforwardness with elements of complexity. There is depth, layering and yes, real character to this wine.
Recognizing that we want more, I just went online and was thrilled to find that Wine.com has this very wine on sale, reduced from an already good price of $17.49 to $13.99 a bottle. Check it here. I know it may seem imprudent to be buying wine when I don't have a job, but there is no doubt in my mind that great wine can be as beneficia as counselling and therapy. So I am going to order some therapy in the shape of this Fleurie, assuming there is any left!