Wine Tasting Video: Beaujolais Part 3 – four of the ten crus

The third of four Beaujolais videos – the last will be Nouveau tomorrow, the first two are here and here. Just loved these wines, a great advert for the region.

Domaine Gerard Descombes Juliénas 2010 (£12.49 Highbury Vintners)
Oh yum, lovely oozing summer pudding fruit, crunchy and vibrant with classic violet/earthy notes and a lively, sappy, refreshing finish. S(-)

Domaine Champagnon Chénas 2010 (£9.99 Adnams)
Deeper and denser, combines Rhône spice with truffley, plummy Burgundian warmth, but still has the still vibrant earthy finish. S

Marcel Lapierre Morgon 2010 (from £17.50 Bibendum)
Starts off in reticent fashion, but uncurls to show its dainty side. The fruit is on that undergrowth-y, wild strawberry edge, with the earthy terroir feel very much to the fore, but there’s also a rich, almost honeyed edge, with floral vanilla characters. Very gluggable, but refreshing too, and with still more layers to emerge. S(+)

Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py 2009 (£21.49 Caves de Pyrene)
This is more mellow and plummy, with heady blackberry, loganberry and wild strawberry forest floor flesh, plumped up with plummy redcurrant edges, and some wild heady spicy notes too. Charming and alluring wine. S+

Domaine Janin Moulin-à-Vent 2006 (£10.99 Raeburn Fine Wines)
There’s an almost Mourvèdre-like deep spicy meatiness here, alongside the deep blackberry, blackcurrant and loganberry flavours, but while the garrigue-y earthy herbiness reminds you of the warm south, there’s still a refreshing, almost zesty edge. S

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