Bright dark red. Spicy red berries, cherry, rose petal and sandalwood on the nose and palate. Juicy, suave and penetrating, with a lovely restrained sweetness in the context of the very ripe 2009 vintage. A firm acid/tannin spine gives this Beaujolais cru terrific inner-mouth energy and lift. The slowly building finish offers excellent cut.
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3.72 out of 5 stars
i like and am continually surprised by beaujolais; its rep in US is that it is over-hyped and weak
But, if you accept it for what it is, can be terrific - this is one such fortunately; not much on the nose, not long on the finish, but yummy, good with food, very nice for the price; will not last; this is just what it should be - it is not a 100 point big rich cabernet but if you want a nice, grape-y food friendly wine that is good while young, and easy on the pocketbook, this is it
Delicious. Not usually the biggest gamay fan, but this could convert me.
Beajoulais '09 - Good Juice
Highly touted vintage. Plan to cellar some to see if it's up to the hype.
Delicious wine very well received at our host's brunch of smoked salmon, crudities, and bagels.
just adjusting with respect to my other ratings. 3* is good wine, but not exceptional IMHO. Beaujolais need earthy complexity added to fruityness to become exceptional.
Was expecting more; light finish and minimal nose
Acidity on back of tongue
I loved the fruit on the nose and smooth on the front of the tongue. I had a friend taste as well and she enjoyed this wine and she's not a fan of red wines. I rated it a 3 because the acidity on the back of the tongue was a bit too much for me. Certainly a good wine but I'm glad I only purchased 6 bottles.
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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