Here and here and here you can read that INAO declared that this is not eligible to be labeled Beaujolais but must instead be a mere Vin de Table. Quel scandale, quelle infamie!
Medium-dark ruby color.
Full blackberry smell with oak, Pinot Noir-like.
Juicy ripe blackberry flavor, fresh-stripped from the canes, red cherry. Tart peach finish. I detect no trace of rubber, of mushrooms, nor of volatile acidity. If anything is acharacteristic of Beaujolais, I suggest it's the lack of the last.
I cheerfully mock Brun's adherence to bio-organic techniques, but I stand in awe of the results.
An outstanding bargain for $18.99, this may well be the best Beaujolais I've ever had.
So INAO thinks this is flawed and not good enough for the Beaujolais AOC? With acknowledgments to Monty Python, I wave my private parts at INAO's and Georges DuBoeuf's aunties. This is dandy Beaujolais, I dare either of them to do better!
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