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Christophe Pacalet Saint-Amour 2015 750ml

Rated 91 - Vivid ruby-red. Intense red and blue fruit, floral and peppery spice aromas show good clarity and pick up a mineral flourish with...
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Domaine De La Pierre Moulin A Vent 2015 750ml

Rated 93 - Dark berries, roses, wild raspberries and hints of smoke on the nose. Full-bodied, tight and firm with beautiful length and power....
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Fabien Collonge Chiroubles L'aurore Des Cotes 2015 750ml

Rated 92 - Lurid purple. Suave, mineral-accented aromas of ripe dark berries, cherry compote and incense; a peppery element adds spiciness. Plush...
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Georges Duboeuf Julienas Chateau Des Capitans 2015 750ml

Rated 90 - Brilliant ruby. Smoky dark berries, licorice and a hint of violet on the pungent nose. Juicy blackberry and bitter cherry flavors deepen...
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Georges Duboeuf Moulin-A-Vent Domaine Des Rosiers 2015 750ml

Rated 95 - This is a serious Beaujolais that exhibits plums, orange peel, spices and cedar on the nose. Reminiscent of a pinot noir. Full-bodied,...
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Guy Breton Regnie 2015 750ml

Rated 92 - Full ruby. Spice-tinged dark berries and a hint of violet on the fragrant nose. Supple and seamless in texture, offering pliant...
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Henry Fessy Brouilly 2015 750ml

Rated 92 - Aromas of blackberries, Chinese mushrooms and violets. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a blue-slate undertone. Layered fruit....
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Henry Fessy Fleurie Chateau Des Labourons 2015 750ml

Rated 92 - Very spicy and stony aromas here with the ripe dark fruits. Hints of dried flowers. Medium body, linear tannins and a savory finish....
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Henry Fessy Julienas 2015 750ml

Rated 91 - Very classic gamay aromas of strawberrries, cherries and hints of flowers. Full body, pretty firmness and juicy fruit. Flavorful finish....
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Henry Fessy Morgon 2015 750ml

Rated 92 - Wow. Fabulous aromas of crushed blackberries as well as wet earth. Medium to full body, soft and round tannins and a savory finish....

2015 Burgundy France Gamay

The region of Burgundy has become synonymous with high quality red wines, but in actual fact the region consistently produces a wide variety of fine wines of many different styles, rigorously protected by French wine laws designed to keep reputations and quality at a very high level. The region benefits greatly from a warm and sunny summer climate, which, coupled with the excellent quality soils which typify the region, and centuries of experience and expertise, has led to the region being known all over the world for the excellence of its produce. The majority of grapevines grown here are of the Pinot Noir varietal, which has helped Burgundy become known as the definitive region for elegant and smooth red wines, but Chardonnay grapes and many others are also grown in abundance and used to make both still and sparkling wines.

Year in, year out, France enjoys its prestigious reputation as the producer of the finest wines in the world. With a wine making history which spans several thousand years and owes its expertise to the Romans, it comes as little surprise that this most highly esteemed of the Old World wine countries continues to impress and enchant both novices and experts to this day. Despite the rise in quality of wines from neighboring European countries, not to mention the New World, the French wine industry continues to boom, with up to eight billion bottles being produced in recent years. However, France prides itself on always putting quality before quantity, and the wide range in fine produce is a testament to the dedication and knowledge of the wineries across the country. Indeed, from rich and complex reds to light and aromatic white wines, French wines are as varied and interesting as they are enjoyable to drink, making this country a firm favorite for wine lovers across the globe.

The French wines of Beaujolais are widely regarded as some of the finest table wines in the world. This is due in part to the qualities of the Gamay grape, from which they are made. Gamay produces beautifully, juicy, rounded and gulpable red wines, usually drank young and full of their natural fruit character. However, it would be a mistake to say that Gamay is limited to easy-drinking, soft wines - it’s a highly flexible and versatile grape, capable of producing aged wines of serious complexity and structure, full of expression and fascinating characteristics.


The majority of Gamay wines from France are labeled under Beaujolais Villages or Beaujolais, and these are the standard table wines we’re used to seeing in French restaurants, at bistros, and at our local wine store. Usually great value for money, these are the light, slightly acidic examples of what the grape can do. Far more interesting are those Gamay wines from the 10 cru villages, just north of Beaujolais, where generations of expertise and a unique soil type made up of granitic schist result in far more unique, complicated wines. The best examples of Gamay feature intense aromatics, all black fruit and forest fare, and are worth cellaring for a few years.