91 Points | International Wine Cellar , March 2012
Vivid ruby. Explosive, highly perfumed aromas of candied dark berries, licorice, violet and minerals. Youthful and intensely fruity, offering densely packed black raspberry and cherry flavors and a velvety texture. Bright mineral and spice notes add energy to the long, sweet, sharply focused finish. I suspect that this will be a slow and graceful ager.
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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