2011 Domaine J. Chamonard Morgon Le Clos de Lys
Producer: Domaine J. Chamonard
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Gamay
Deep ruby. Intensely perfumed aromas of cherry and raspberry, with suave floral and Asian spice qualities adding complexity. Shows surprising heft and power for the vintage, offering sappy bitter cherry and dark berry flavors and a hint of smokiness. Closes chewy and very long, with resonating spiciness and excellent clarity.
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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