87 Points | International Wine Cellar , February 2011
Vivid ruby. Wild strawberry and raspberry aromas show good freshness and energy. Tangy red fruits and blood orange on the palate, with a seamless, silky texture and good clarity. Becomes sweeter with aeration, putting on weight as well. Juicy, almost jammy on the finish, which features a suggestion of white pepper.
88 Points | Wine Spectator
89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Made from the Gamay grape, the red wines of Beaujolais are mostly exuberantly fruity and brisk wines that are often served lightly chilled for added refreshment. There is also a small amount of white Beaujolais, made from Chardonnay, but little of this is exported to the U.S. Today, the overwhelming majority of Beaujolais production is controlled by negociants, of whom Georges Duboeuf is the undisputed king.
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Gamay is the primary grape of Beaujolais, a region administratively considered part of the Burgundy wine growing region, but one that has a climate closer to that of the Rhone. Wine produced here appears in your glass in essentially three forms: Nouveau, Beaujolais Villages, and Cru Beaujolais.
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