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Professional Ratings: 88 Wine & Spirits, 87 The Wine Advocate
Region: Beaujolais, France
Style: Light & Fruity
Alcohol By Volume: 13%
Item no. 105555
This Beaujolais-Villages displays a deep, luminous cherry color, red with bluish
tints. The bouquet offers ripe red fruit character, suggesting strawberry and black
currant, with a touch of cinnamon. Velvet-like in the mouth, with soft tannins, it is
well-balanced and complete. A wine which lends itself to all occasions, from the
apéritif to the cheese board.
This may be the best Beaujolais-Villages Duboeuf has made to date, its depth immediately apparent in the color and buxom dark cherry scent. The generous texture is built on cool, juicy fruit and warm, granitic tannins. It's simple and fresh, with a buzz of electricity in the tannin that drives a subtle minerality. At $10, this is a super value to buy by the case.
Duboeuf’s largest single cuvee – their 2009 Beaujolais-Villages, assembled from six different villages and 15 lots from different growers, and destined for the U.S. – is brimming with ripe blackberry and cassis; mouth-filling and plush; and retaining an attractive primary juiciness and hint of berry skin tartness that serves for some invigoration as well as contrast to the wine’s sense of sweetness in the finish. Don't look for any intrigue here, but certainly for an excellent value that far surpasses the quality of the corresponding 2008.