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Domaine Michel Chignard Julienas Beauvernay 2016 1.5Ltr

Rated 91-92 - A square and fresh young wine defined by berry character and showing good, clean fruit, bright acidity and a lively finish. Good...
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Domaine Michel Chignard Julienas Beauvernay 2016 750ml

Rated 91-92 - A square and fresh young wine defined by berry character and showing good, clean fruit, bright acidity and a lively finish. Good...
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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 Morgon Jean Descombes 2015 750ml

Rated 93 - Beautifully perfumed with rose petals and lilacs. Stone undertones. Medium to full body, silky and polished tannins and a very pretty...
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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,...

Gamay

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.