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Louis Jadot Beaujolais 2014

Recommendation: Not Recommended.

Winery/Producer: Maison Louis Jadot; France.

Grape Variety: Gamay.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Beaujolais; Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $8.99 (with a 30% mixed 6-pack discount).

Purchased From: Ralphs Grocery Store; Agoura Hills, California.

Paired With: Lentil soup, spinach salad with Asian style dressing.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Slightly opaque dark ruby red color. Faint, fruit aromas. Very smooth raspberry and current taste that has lots of spice and a slight tartness to it. A fairly long dry finish that ends with lots of mouth puckering acidity and dusty fruit. “Not Bad” Beaujolais at this price, but not even in the same league as the Domaine Dupeuble Pere et Fils Beaujolais 2014 that’s only slightly more expensive. It was good paired with food and easy drinking but I would say it was only fair to midland Beaujolais, at best!!!

    She said: Very dark red, opaque, irregular, fat, slow moving legs. The label mentions peppery and I could smell that in the aroma more than taste it. Otherwise, I detected red berry in both the aroma and taste but not strawberry as mentioned on the label. Very smooth, the wine has medium body and a notable dry tasty finish. It was OK with lentil soup and better with the salad but the pairing was at fault rather the the wine. The smoothness and finish are the best features of the wine and its lack of depth and nuance of layers are its faults. But what do you expect from a $9 wine? There are much better Beaujolais at low prices however, so I would recommend that you shop around, a good example being Domaine de la Prébende Beaujolais 2014.

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Alcohol: 12%

Bar code: 0 84692 40024 9

Imported by: Kobrand Corporation; Purchase, New York.

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