88 Points | International Wine Cellar , March 2012
Bright ruby. Fresh red berry and floral aromas are complicated by cinnamon and white pepper nuances. Tangy and lithe on the palate, offering brisk raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a weightless quality. Finishes on a slightly bitter note, with firm grip and lingering spiciness.
86 Points | Wine Spectator
86 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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