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  1. Helen Murphy
    January 7, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Hello! I’ve read your article to try and help me understand why the bottle of Georges Duboeuf Fleurie 2011, that I received for Christmas from a friend, tastes sour and raspy! It has a different label from the one in your photo. I’ve looked at other images on other wine sites and it does seem to exist. Can you suggest why it doesn’t live up to the write up by you give or how it is described to taste on the bottle label?
    Thank you.

    • talkavino
      January 7, 2013 at 2:38 pm

      Hi Helen,

      I’m not sure which post you are referring to – I wrote about Georges Duboeuf Fleurie only in this post: https://talk-a-vino.com/2012/07/10/crus-of-beaujolais-year-2011/.
      Your question doesn’t have an easy answer. There are many factors which affect the taste of wine – one particularly important factor for Beaujolais wines can be temperature. In general, most of Beaujolais wines should be served slightly chilled (55F – 60 F). If the wine is too warm or too cold, it might taste as if out of balance and/or sharp. If you still have the bottle and if it was opened recently, try to chill it slightly and let me know if this will change the taste. Feel free to send me e-mail if you have any other questions.

  2. May 19, 2014 at 2:17 am

    I saw your beautiful blog but I would like a revision as Podere Volpaia doesn’t exist the name of the Podere you were talking is Podere Terreno and it has nothing to deal with the wines of Castello di Volpaia. Thank you for the revision and I will be very happy if you will come to visit us.
    Giovanna Stianti
    CASTELLO DI VOLPAIA

    • talkavino
      May 19, 2014 at 9:37 am

      Giovanna, thank you for your comment. I know and like very much Castello di Volpaia wines. However, in the Chianti tasting I wrote about, the participating winery was Podere Volpaia, which can also clearly see on the label of the wine presented in the post. I didn’t mention Castello di Volpaia in my post in any way.

  3. May 19, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    I apologize for my previous revision as I didn’t realized that you were talking of Chianti wine from Volpaio and not Volpaia. Volpaia is registered and I wanted to protect our name in Chianti Classico. Your blog is very correct and precise I am a very superficial person, I apologize.

    • talkavino
      May 19, 2014 at 12:15 pm

      No problems at all, Giovanna, appreciate your comment in my blog in any case!

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