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Georges Duboeuf Chiroubles Beaujolais Cru 2016

This is a very classic Beaujolais cru from Georges Duboeuf. From Chiroubles, it has classic cherry and redcurrant aromas and a linear, chalky texture on the palate. Delicious drinking. Rating: Good. Abv: 13%. Price: $20s. Website: http://www.duboeuf.com  Continue readingGeorges Duboeuf Chiroubles Beaujolais Cru 2016

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Georges Dubœuf Chiroubles 2015

Deeply coloured, this is a refreshing Chiroubles Beaujolais from Georges Dubœuf. Fruity in impression, it has primary dark cherry aromatics. The palate is medium bodied, with medium length and presents in a fresh and youthful manner with chirpy acidity. Rating: Good. Abv: 13.5%. Price: $24.Continue readingGeorges Dubœuf Chiroubles 2015

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Domaine des Marrans Vieillies Vignes Chiroubles 2014

The local weather in Melbourne seems to have taken on a decidedly far north Queensland guise over the last couple of days.  Perfect though for a chilled Beaujolais, a style and region that I particularly enjoy.  This Chiroubles was spotted in a local wine store, a tribute frankly to the depth of the offering available…Continue readingDomaine des Marrans Vieillies Vignes Chiroubles 2014

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Dominique Piron Brouilly 2013

I visited Beaujolais last year and against the weight of popular opinion have long liked the wines of the region.  My post is here.  If the region ever returns to fashion – and it’s such a beautiful region too – all the better.  This is a Brouilly (gamay) from Dominique Piron, and is quite a…Continue readingDominique Piron Brouilly 2013

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Martine and Pierre-Marie Chermette Domaine du Vissoux Les Trois Roches Moulin à Vent 2013

This is a lovely balanced Moulin à Vent (gamay) from Martine and Pierre-Marie Chermette.  At just a little over $50, it is rather expensive for a Beaujolais region wine.  The quality is however very good.  Aromatics of raspberry and plums.  The palate has mid range length and is fruity with some good texture and balance.…Continue readingMartine and Pierre-Marie Chermette Domaine du Vissoux Les Trois Roches Moulin à Vent 2013

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Henry Fessy Château des Labourons Fleurie 2011

This wine (gamay) does what the Beaujolais village of Fleurie does so well.  Medium bodied, elegant and refreshing, its aromatics remind of strawberry and cherries.  The palate is savoury and the finish balanced.  Perfect with food and summer. Rating: GoodAbv: 13%Price: $20sVendors and website: http://www.henryfessy.com/en/#/AccueilTasted: 2015Continue readingHenry Fessy Château des Labourons Fleurie 2011

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Last stop: Beaujolais

I couldn’t help but like the vignerons that I met in Beaujolais.  The region immediately appeared more accessible and the level of enthusiasm for this mostly unloved region more palpable.  Here, we visited the Cave du Château de Chénas, Cave du Château des Loges and the Vignerons des Pierres Dorées. A view from Mt Brouilly.…Continue readingLast stop: Beaujolais

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Walter Jomain Le Puits du Besson Beaujolais Supérieur 2012

Beaujolais serves much the same function at home as the wines of Chinon.  When it’s good it is a refreshing and moreish wine that suits lunch and the warmer months.  This particular Beaujolais is a good one.  Its aromatics remind of crisp strawberries and raspberries.  The palate is also crisp, but not too crisp, with…Continue readingWalter Jomain Le Puits du Besson Beaujolais Supérieur 2012

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Paul Durdilly Beaujolais 2011

Beaujolais, a part of Burgundy in name rather than perhaps reputation, faces its share of criticism, much of it deserved. That does not mean however the region cannot produce tasty wine.  It can.  This wine for example is enjoyable; more or less exactly what I am seeking in a Beaujolais.  It is a medium intensity…Continue readingPaul Durdilly Beaujolais 2011