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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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A great by the glass list; and a lovely Punt Road Gamay 2016

I’d plant gamay, I think.  There are few local versions, and those that are there, can enjoy prices that would surprise some from Beaujolais.  I got a few quizzical looks when over there recently.  This is a good gamay from Punt Road in the Yarra Valley, reminding of a Chiroubles tasted the other day (reviewed…Continue readingA great by the glass list; and a lovely Punt Road Gamay 2016

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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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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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Georges Duboeuf Chiroubles 2010

Chiroubles is one of the ten named Beaujolais crus.  The subregion tends to produce a lighter style of wine from the gamay grape, compared with many of its fellow crus due to Chiroubles’ more pronounced altitude and cooler climate.  The 2010 Chiroubles release from well known négociant house Georges Duboeuf has aromatics of fresh raspberry and strawberry, with…Continue readingGeorges Duboeuf Chiroubles 2010