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2010 Jean Claude Lapalu Brouilly la Croix des Rameaux
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March 2012

Vivid ruby-red.  Fresh red and dark berry aromas are complemented by iron, cured tobacco, violet and star anise.  Sappy, penetrating raspberry and boysenberry flavors are impressively focused, with exotic spice and floral pastille qualities building toward the back.  A smoky quality lingers on the long, mineral-dominated finish. 

91-92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Beaujolais

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

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