Deep ruby color, strikes me as an unusually deep color for a Beaujolais. Smell of strawberry and raspberry, hint of vanilla oak. Tart taste of berry fruit, some alcohol warmth, just a hint of bitter tannins and oak. I read elsewhere that perhaps this will benefit from further cellaring. I find that believable.
The next day perhaps the wine had further opened and was displaying the fruit even more prominently..
I won’t buy this again for $19.99. It’s in no way a bad wine, but neither is it a good bye. I’d probably spend that much on a bottle of 2007, when it becomes available, though.
This is the last Beaujolais for now. A nice Beaujolais is always welcome, but I'll be looking at some other things in the next few weeks.
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