Winery/Producer:Louis Jadot; France.
Grape Variety: Gamay.
Geographic Region, Appellation: Burgundy; Beaujolais-Villages, France.
Price: $10.97 (with a 20% discount)
Purchased From: Total Wine; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Grilled salmon, pasta with garlic and olive oil and Greek style salad.
He said: Opened 30 minutes before drinking. Clear, dark ruby red color. Very light fruit aromas. Fairly strong dark fruit taste that turns tart (could be described as sour) in the lingering finish. For me this doesn’t even get into the “not bad” category. On the positive side…it has quite strong acidity, is fruity, and has a little spice in the flavor…But it has no bouquet, has a finish I just don’t like and it’s not pleasant drinking (with or with out food). VERY disappointing. After you have had the “real” thing a garden variety Beaujolais just doesn’t cut it!!! I don’t recommend it even at $10.97.
She said: Blah, describes this wine in one word from the aroma to the finish. I am not a lover of Beaujolais, to be sure, but this one did nothing for the nose or the palate. It is hard to describe a wine that has so little aroma or flavor, but on the positive side it is a beautiful dark red, light bodied and dry. The big problem FOR me is the lack of nuances of flavor and that is why it is blah. At $10.97 I’d look around for something else unless you don’t care much about what you drink. I would recommend cheap box wine before buying this!