Posts Tagged ‘Beaujolais’

Beaujolais Nouveau 2014 est arrive

Posted on: November 20th, 2014 by Andrew No Comments

This is the first year in very many that we have brought over some of this once modish wine.  From Robert Sarrau who makes decent Beaujolais if memory serves and dare I say it, drinking rather well, despite its youth.

Is this a fad ripe for revival? If you would like to decide for yourself, pick up a bottle from any participating store (If you can find one)  Alternatively you can purchase it here but stocks are very limited.

Wine delivered by froggy bike, natch.

Wine of the Month Fleurie 2011 Comte de Bernadotte Paul Pidault France

Posted on: June 18th, 2014 by Andrew No Comments

 

 

The Great Villages of Beaujolais have been cruelly overlooked by the British wine drinking public for many years with the result that with the possible exception of this one, most people would fail to recognise the names of these once highly sought-after estate wines. This is a pity as in Beaujolais, the Gamay grape truly rises to the level of greatness. And as the retail price of the wines have barely risen at all even in money terms in  the last 10-15 years they are extremely good value. Ours is slightly unusual for a Fleurie, in that it has a solidity and weight underpinning the lighter fruity aspects that one associates with the Cru, perhaps more like a Morgon or a Pinot Noir.. Nevertheless, the wine is well balanced with a good length on the finish and has real charm and character.  To try some, click here

 


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