90 Points | International Wine Cellar , Feb-12
Bright purple color. Intense, mineral-accented aromas of red and dark berries, with a touch of blood orange adding an exotic twist. Deeply pitched black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors show very good clarity and energy and pick up smoke and violet qualities with air. Finishes with strong mineral cut and sneaky sweetness; this wine is built to age.
89 Points | Wine Spectator
92 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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