“Brilliant violet color. Aromas of fresh red/blue fruits, candied flowers and smoky minerals pick up a spicy nuance with air. Taut and focused on the palate, offering appealingly sweet raspberry, boysenberry and spicecake flavors that very slowly loosen up on the back half. Shows appealing vivacity and finishes gently sweet and quite long, with fine-grained tannins making a late appearance.”
“Shows elegance and purity to the cherry and currant notes, flanked by mineral, Earl Grey tea, licorice and forest floor aromas in this light-bodied red. Savory spice, wood spice and pomegranate details echo on the long, lightly tannic finish.”
“ Savory undertones of grilled thyme, fresh earth and smoky mineral flank the steeped cherry and raspberry fruit flavors of this sleek, light-bodied red. Details of fresh leather, licorice and savory spice echo on the lightly tannic finish.” – G.S.
“Why it's of note: While some Beaujolais is packed with fresh, ripe fruit, this example from Joseph Burrier focuses more on savory and spice details. It hails from the Poncié sector of the Fleurie appellation. For an outside-the-box food pairing, think Peking duck.”
“Brilliant ruby. Juicy, sharply focused red/blue fruit and lavender pastille aromas show impressive energy and pick up a mineral accent with air. Vivacious raspberry and boysenberry flavors show excellent clarity and a refreshingly delicate touch. Pure and nervy in style, with firm closing bite, repeating blue fruit and floral qualities and silky tannins coming on late.”
“Vivid magenta. Mineral-laced raspberry and boysenberry scents are complicated by hints of smoky minerals and musky flowers. Offers juicy, sharply focused dark fruit flavors that put on weight with air and pick up a hint of candied licorice. Powerful yet lively in style, showing clean finishing bite and silky tannins that add gentle grip.”