I love Beaujolais. At least the Cru wines. They are versatile, friendly and although not everyone agrees, the best ones age wonderfully. So, when at a friends house for dinner recently and he had prepared a Cauliflower dish with pesto that seemed a difficult food match, I suggested he open this. A good choice. Deep ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose has cherries, plums, spice and some barnyard. On the palate, there are cherries with slight almonds and slightly dry tannins which all worked together in a good way. Good acidity. Nice finish.
This is the top cuvee from one of the top producers in Beaujolais. Deep ruby in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has a significant amount of barnyard on it. While I enjoyed it, this may be off putting to some. Also, plenty of cherries, black cherries, and charred wood. On the palate, the cherries come thru along with some sour cherries, and a bit of earthiness. Plenty of depth. Great acidity. Still showing very young with light tannins. Nice finish. This probably needs another three to five years if well stored. It will work well with casseroles and stews as well as roas
This is an outstanding wine. If you are not looking at Cru Beaujolais wines then you are missing out on one of the real value regions for red wines anywhere. This one retails for $30 but if you're lucky, you can find it for less. The bottle I tried was $20. Ruby in color, a bit muddled. The nose is great. Dusty with some decayed meat (in a good way), earth and plums. A slight asparagus note. On the palate, this has a lovely texture. Plush with few seams. Medium bodied. Medium tannins. Plums and cherry fruit. Some depth. Good finish. This may still get a bit better as it matur
Wow. This is impressive. For the Beaujolais purist this might be too much but for the rest of us, this is delicious and a great wine. A prior review can be found on this site from a couple of years ago, but it has improved since then. Purple in color. The nose has black cherries, figs, slight black raspberries and a bit of spice. On the palate, this has medium tannins. Lots of black raspberry fruit with some black cherries and slight fig. A bit of black olives too. Deep and complex, this is delicious and interesting. Still young, it has at least a decade and probably two left whic
A really lovely wine for $20. This is a Cru Beaujolais that is drinking great now and should be good for another 7 to 10 years! Deep garnet in color. Clear and bright. The nose has cherries and slight cherry powdered drink mix. On the palate, tart bing cherries with slight tannins. Slightly sour (in a good way) on the finish. In ten years, this should drink like a Pinot of comparable age. It is very food friendly with good acidity. Think anything from Salmon to mushroom dishes to poultry.
2009 Louis Jadot Moulin-à-Vent Clos de Rochegrès Château des Jacques, France, Beaujolais, Wine Review
Stunning wine on its own, but then thinking this was a ten year old Beaujolais that cost $30 on release. Wow. Deep, deep garnet in color. The nose is tight at first as this wine is still young. As it opens, beautiful black cherries, slight sandalwood and just a hint of dry forest floor. On the palate, a gorgeous silky yet voluptuous texture. Black cherry fruit with great balance. Layers of fruit, and dry earth. An insanely long finish. There are even slight tannins still showing. This may yet improve a bit but it is fantastic now. It easily has another decade left in it. Delicio
2009 Louis Jadot Moulin-à-Vent Clos du Grand Carquelin Château des Jacques, France, Beaujolais, Wine Review
What a gorgeous wine. Blind, I would probably guess a very good Burgundy at about 10 years old. Deep ruby in color. The nose is very nice with some funk on it. Loads of cherries with some darkness to them. Spice. On the palate, the texture is really a highlight. Silky yet burly. Loads of black cherries on the palate. It unwinds in the glass to show layers of damp earth with fruit. Long finish. This will easily do another decade and probably more but I am not sure if gets better. And it is so good right now. It will go with any food Pinot Noir works with.
2009 was such a great vintage in Beaujolais. This bottle was purchased on release and stored well since. It is drinking great. Over two nights, it was actually a bit more interesting on night 2. Deep ruby/purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose has cherries, sour cherries, slight spice and slight damp forest floor. On the palate, the sour cherries come out. Great texture. Depth with some complexity. Blind, one might be tempted to guess Oregon Pinot Noir. Long tart finish. This is very food friendly for all but the hearties of dishes. While it certainly won't get better from h
Wow, is this good. $30 retail and a great value at that price. Ruby in color with some purple swirls. The nose has sour cherries, cherries, anise, slight spice. On the palate, this has a wonderful texture. Medium bodied but lush. Great acidity. Juicy black cherry fruit. Deep and some complexity. Light tannins. Great with food. It is delicious.
This was fun to throw into a Burgundy tasting. Is it on point? Technically, yes. And at $15, no harm done. This is actually a wonderful value for a Chardonnay of this level. Medium golden in color. The nose is interesting with minerals, some lemon, and spice. I wouldn't think this saw oak, but it certainly had some of those characteristics. On the palate, this is tart with almost a cherry quality which is interesting for a white. Some minerality. A bit of depth. I would prefer a bit more acidity and cut but it was fine.