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Three Beaujolais Reds February 2, 2016 at 12:27 pm

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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 (Amersham), Dickens House Wine Emporium Ltd, Kingsgate Wines, Refreshers, The Devine Wine Company (Kent) Ltd, Dylans Wine Merchants Ltd, Famous Wine UK Ltd, Ann et Vin Ltd, Corbridge, Wines and Spirits, Grape Sense, Grayshott Wines, Hailsham Cellars, The Leamington Wine Company, Lindley Fine Wine)
Refreshing and quaffable, the juicy raspberry and forest floor characters develop with time in the glass, giving the wine more than a little of the whiff of Pinot Noir. Easy to drink but never a bimbo. B

Henry Fessy Moulin-à-Vent 2012, Burgundy, France (£11.63 winedirect.co.uk)
Juicy cherry and raspberry fruit, but with that cool edge of granite coming through, nicely balanced with none of the rotty notes that spoil many 2012s. Not the concentration of great years but decent enough. B+

Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly ‘Clos Bertrand’ 2013, Burgundy, France (£13.50 The Wine Society)
Classy wine, with plump berry, damson and black cherry flesh bolstered by earthy tannins and sappy acidity, this is tasty now, but will be better in two more years. S

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