90(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , February 2011
Vivid purple. Deep red berry and cherry pit aromas, with notes of smoky herbs and licorice gaining strength with air. Densely packed raspberry and cherry flavors are slow to unfold, with tangy acidity providing spine. More powerful but less graceful than the Corcelette, finishing with strong grip, gently chewy tannins and a very persistent mineral quality. Id give this at least another four or five years of bottle age.
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.
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. Read More »
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