91 Points | International Wine Cellar , July 2013
Bright ruby-red. Mineral-tinged aromas of dark berries and cherry pit, with a sexy floral nuance coming out with aeration. Densely packed black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors show surprising vivacity and very good focus, with a zesty mineral note adding bite. Closes with firm grip, chewy persistence and an echo of sweet dark berries.
91 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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