- The Wine
2009: A deep ruby color, nose of candied black fruits (blackberries, blackcurrants), mineral notes, mouth-filling with supple tannins, persistent fruity attack and a long mineral finish. A harmonious wine with ageing potential of 15 years. This vintage will be hard to beat.
2011: It is very easy to get quite snobbish with wine and to give all the attention to the best that you can find. Whilst there is some logic to this, it does mean that you can miss out on some delightful wines that do not meet the top-quality criterion. This is a lovely, fruity wine with plenty of body. Well worth the effort of pulling the cork!
2013: Given that 2009 was the exceptional year for Beaujolais and far from typical, it is really nice to taste a very good typical Beaujolais Villages from a different year. The nose is gorgeous and similar to the 2009 but lighter. In the mouth it is the same. Still lovely but lighter and more of the expected consistency of Beaujolais.
Beaujolais is a good case in point. The whole region has its wines classed in just a way to make the best so exalted that the lesser wines are sometimes brushed aside.
I love all the wines from Beaujolais and it is always a pleasure to taste those that are from the lower end of the quality spectrum, especially because they are still very good wines.
“Le Chapital” is an excellent Beaujolais-Villages. It is clear, clean and beautiful to look at. The nose is full of spicy red cherries and those aromas are found in the taste also, with the cherry flavours being heightened on the palate. It has a nice, fresh and fruity finish. This is a lovely food-friendly wine and deserves to be enjoyed and not overlooked.
- Additional Information
Product code LACONDEMINEBV Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Vincent Lacondemine Featured Themes New Arrivals Colour Red Wine Style Red, Still, Dry Variety Gamay Country France Region(s) Beaujolais Ripeness Normal Closure Natural Cork Last Tasted 4 Oct 2017 Vintages 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 Vintages
size: 0.75 vintage: 2009 stock: 58
up to 1 available express
product code:  closure: Screwcap variety: Gamay alcohol: 12.5
size: 0.75 vintage: 2009 stock: 72
up to 4 available express
product code:  closure: Natural Cork variety: Gamay alcohol: 13 last checked in: 2017-10-04
size: 0.75 vintage: 2011 stock: 57 product code:  closure: Natural Cork variety: Gamay alcohol: 12.5 last checked in: 2017-10-04
size: 0.75 vintage: 2013 stock: 55 product code:  closure: Natural Cork variety: Gamay alcohol: 12 last checked in: 2017-08-23
size: 0.75 vintage: 2015 stock: 60 product code:  closure: Natural Cork variety: Gamay last checked in: 2017-10-16