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Domaine Pignard Beaujolais 2011

Recommendation: Not recommended

Winery/Producer: Jean-Claude Debeaune; Romaneche-Thorins, France

Grape Variety: Gamay

Geographic Region, Appellation: Beaujolais, France

Vintage: 2011

Price: $7.99

Purchased From: Total Wine; Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Paired With: Roast pork

Tasting:

    He said: Clear, ruby red color. Very light sweet cherry aromas. Smooth as silk blackberry taste. Short finish that ends with a tad of tart berry flavor. VERY easy drinking but shallow and only one dimensional at best. Would I buy it again…I guess, for a casual picnic with someone who know nothing about Beaujolais and had never tasted a “real” French cru Beaujolais. At $7.99 it’s a MUCH better red wine than most wine at this price point and it does have some Beaujolais characteristics.

    She said: Beaujolais is supposed to be light bodied but this one is beyond that. The color is dark and appealing, the first sniff has a hint of red cherry, and the taste is smooth but the lack of flavor, body and finish is a downer. The best I can say is that it is blah! The only positive this wine has above box wine is its smoothness and that is a very big plus

    Comments:

Alcohol: 12%

Bar code: 031259014814