When was the last time you had a Beaujolais wine, or a wine made from Gamay? It’s been ages for me as I am not a fan of Beaujolais Nouvea and steer clear of the stuff every November on it’s annual release date. I digress….. Last week I was on my way to Bali and drank this wine on the flight with my main course having just had the Vigneron de Buxy ‘Tete de Cuvee’ Bourgogne 2012 with the starter. I was very impressed and glad I tried it. It reminded me of lunches spent in Parisian restaurants, sipping chilled Brouilly on a warm summers day with Moxie.
Back to the wine… It hails from one of the 10 Cru villages in Beaujolais. I shall just cut and paste my brief notes.
Nose of underbrush and dried cranberries. Slightly dry tannic attack with bright acidity. Crunchy wet fresh washed cherries. Touch of oak with a nice spiciness. 3 to 5 years with good tannic structure and tart acidity, 90 points. I found it on the web for about $20, which is a great price. I would drink this all summer long with a variety of foods including chicken salad, salmon on the grill, burgers on the charcoal, even a plate of cold cuts. 4 stars for this Louis Jadot offering. Salut….