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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

2009 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages

Summer time is the perfect time to break out the Beaujolais and put a nice chill on it. It's fruity, refreshing, and even holds enough complexity to help you stay interested. Beaujolais-Village of course takes it's name from a number of wine making villages (38 to be exact) in the Beaujolais production area.

Georges Duboeuf is very well known to those familiar with these fruit wines made from the Gamay Noir grape. In fact, many of you probably have seen his "nouveau" bottling every November with the flashy and flowery labels.

When I first poured this wine I immediately was impressed by the deep purple and almost punch-like color. The bouquet is packed full of fresh raspberry and candy-like aromas. There is also a hint of soil or a rustic metal aroma that keeps the wine from appearing too much like a popsickle.

On the palate the wine is very fresh and vibrant, and if you serve it during this time of year (summer) I would definitely suggest chilling it down a bit before consuming. I do get fresh raspberry and cherry flavors but they come across as almost candied or with hint of bubble gum. Many of you who have tried Beaujolais before are nodding your heads and remembering these same descriptors......

Over all the wine is a perfect summer red and goes down very smooth. It's also a wine that would do very well with poultry and pork dishes. 85 points

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