Deep purple with high viscosity legs (13.5% ABV). The nose has medium intensity aromas of grape, red raspberry, lilac- it’s sorta muted right now. The palate is dry with medium acidity and sandy tannins that are medium (-) in intensity. The body of this Gamay is medium to full and is silky with ripe red raspberry, red licorice, orange peel and black cherry. The finish is a touch tart but delightful and quite long. I paid $25 for this 88 point wine making it a 3 star effort that I’m pairing with roast Duck. Drink till 2027. Ps. Carbonic Maceration is commonly used in Beaujolais but I don’t sense its use in this Cru level wine. Salut….
Les Vins Jean-Claude Debeaune Domaine de Grand Croix 2020, Brouilly, France
23 Thursday Mar 2023