- The Wine
A lovely ruby, with granite tinges and great clarity.
A complex nose of ripe blackberry and prune fruits, with fruit exploding in the mouth and soft gentle tannins providing structure.
Bottled after 6 months in vat, this will last several years. Drink at about 13°C.
Ben says of the 2011 (April 2018): Despite, or because of, it's age, this is still a lovely wine. It does help that Vincent Lacondemine is a bit of a genius so wines that might be expected to have a shorter shelf life tend to live longer than expectation. This wine still has a few years left in it.
The nose is as described above, with plenty of rich, dark fruits. Thanks to the youthful acidity, the fruit explosion is still there in a very mouthwatering way which engages the taste buds immediately. The tannins are beautifully soft and balance the acidity and alcohol perfectly. A lovely wine for everyday drinking.
Ben says of the 2010 (October 2018): As we await the Beaujolais-Nouveau 2018 and shortly after having given a masterclass using the "Le Chapital", it seems right that we are re-visiting this wine at this time. If I had been told that it was a Cru, I would have been only mildly suspicious because this has everything that you want from a Gamay wine, whether French or Swiss. Lovely cherries in the nose and mouth, well-balanced acidity and alcohol, not too light but far from heavy. This is a delicious, easy-drinking red that will continue to please for a few years to come.
- Additional Information
Product code LACONDEMINEBVTRADITION Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Vincent Lacondemine Featured Themes On Offer, Mature Vintage Available Style Red, Single Variety, Dry, Still Variety Gamay Country France Region(s) Beaujolais AOC / DAC Beaujolais Villages Ripeness Normal Aged In Cement Vintages 2010, 2011, 2017 Composition 100% Gamay Last Tasted 16 Oct 2017 1161 vintage: 2010 size: 0.75 stock: 18 available from London Warehouse
1 available from Alpine Wines HQ
product code:  alcohol: 12.5 last checked in: 2018-10-09 vintage: 2011 size: 0.75 stock: 34 available from London Warehouse
product code:  alcohol: 12.5 last checked in: 2018-04-25 vintage: 2017 size: 0.75 stock: 23 available from London Warehouse
product code:  last checked in: 2017-10-16
size: 0.75 vintage: 2010 stock: 18 available from London Warehouse
1 available from Alpine Wines HQ cellar
product code:  closure: Natural Cork variety: Gamay alcohol: 12.5 last checked in: 2018-10-09
size: 0.75 vintage: 2011 stock: 34 available from London Warehouse
product code:  closure: Natural Cork variety: Gamay alcohol: 12.5 last checked in: 2018-04-25
size: 0.75 vintage: 2017 stock: 23 available from London Warehouse
product code:  closure: Natural Cork variety: Gamay last checked in: 2017-10-16