2010 Jean Paul Thevenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes
Producer: Jean Paul Thevenet
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Gamay
92 Points | International Wine Cellar , March 2012
Bright red. Perfumed, nuanced nose evokes candied red berries, iron, smoke, potpourri and star anise. Juicy and penetrating, offering an array of mineral-accented red fruit and floral flavors and a refreshing bitterness. Finishes spicy and very long, with lingering sweetness and silky tannins.
90+ 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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