91 Points | International Wine Cellar , March 2012
Vivid ruby. Pungent aromas of dark berry compote, cherry pit and musky herbs, with a suave floral quality gaining strength with air. Broad, pliant, deeply pitched blackberry and bitter cherry flavors are framed and lifted by tangy acidity. Closes long and spicy, with lingering smokiness and sweet dark berry qualities.
92-93+ 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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