Beaujolais


Guigal Gigondas 2011, Rhône, France (£24.26 Chordale Wine Merchants, Bubbles And Wine Ltd, Roberts and Speight Ltd, Portland Wine Company, Fenwick Ltd, R Campbell & Sons Ltd, Clifton Cellars, Hailsham Cellars, Liquorice) Dumb initially, this opens up over the course of a couple of hours to reveal its core of […]

Assorted reds from France, South Africa & Portugal


Slightly tardy in some of posting these but got there in the end… Domaine Cheysson ‘L’Exception’ Beaujolais Blanc 2014, Burgundy, France (£13.99 Laithwaites) There’s and almost salty tangy to this wine, which is crisp, brisk and reminds me more of Burgundies from further north. Taut citrus, light peach, very tasty […]

A raft of Chardonnays


Three different vintages, but all do a good advert for Beaujolais Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages Combe aux Jacques 2014, Burgundy, France (£11.00 Waitrose, Tesco, Budgens, NISA, Booths, Whole Foods Market Camden, Ellies Cellar, Vintage Wines Ltd, Hoults Wine Merchants, Islington Wine, Bin 21 , Nailsworth Wine & Spirits, Village Wines […]

Three Beaujolais Reds



Cru Beaujolais from two renowned Burgundian négociants (Louis Latour owns Henry Fessy). 2012 wasn’t the easiest of vintages, so how did each fare? Bouchard Père et Fils Fleurie 2012, Burgundy, France (£11.99 Waitrose) There’s a peppery edge to the fresh, almost crunchy raspberry fruit, but there’s also a stalky aroma […]

Cru Beaujolais from two famous Burgundy producers


Didn’t expect much from looking at the bottle, but was pleasantly surprised by what was inside Domaine Romy Beaujolais 2013, Burgundy, France (£9.99 Majestic) Combines something of the spice of the Rhône with the soft, gentle Pinot-like fruit of Burgundy – cherries, mulberries and so on. Perky sausage-friendly wine that […]

Domaine Romy Beaujolais 2013, Burgundy, France


Harvey Nichols Beaujolais-Villages 2012, Burgundy, France (£12.50 Harvey Nichols) Quite a rich style, with notes of sweet strawberry, plum and rose hip syrup. There’s an undercurrent of earthiness (with just a hint of rot?) but overall this is refreshing and tasty. B(+) Henry Fessy Morgon 2011, Burgundy, France (£10.50 Oddbins) […]

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