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Chénas

Red Wine, France

Availability: In stock

Chénas

Red Wine, France

Availability: In stock

A splendid example of a Chénas which always benefits from a bit of time in the bottle. Rich and juicy.
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Chénas

Chénas 2010

£14.95
Chénas

Chénas 2016

£14.95
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Red Wine, France, Beaujolais

Franck Bessone

  • Variety: Gamay 
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2009: A deep red, with a fruity nose and a mineral note. Full bodied, flavoursome wine with intense red berry fruit, fine silky tannins and some mineral flavours. Good length.

2010: Selected by Oz Clarke for his Favorite Wines 2013.

"Chénas is traditionally the toughest of the top Beaujolais wines, the one you need to age, often more in hope than certainty that the wine will soften. It's the leanest, least Beaujolais-like of Beaujolais. Well, these guys clearly forgot to make this tough and unfriendly because it's a delight, amazingly rich and juicy for a Chénas, with deep, ripe, red plum fruit jousting with strawberries and pepper and rock dust, uncertain as to which will offer the mineral tang so they all do."

PS: None of our Chénas, whether Franck's or Domaine Matray's are difficult, lean or ungenerous. I haven't actually tasted a disappointing or difficult Chénas in ages ... I think they are just talking about the difficulty of finding accents on a keyboard to type Chénas.

Ben says of the 2010 (October 2017): The description given by Oz four years ago is still applicable and the wine has now even more depth and the fruitiness is even richer with some lovely spicines coming through. This is a great Chénas and one to treasure.


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Product code BESSONECHENAS
Bottle Size 0.75
Winemaker Franck Bessone
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 24 Oct 2017
Vintages 2009, 2010, 2016
Vintages

[3332149] 2009

[3312021] 2010

[3317011] 2016

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Superb wine, the best Beaujolais I've ever tasted.
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2009

2009

size: 0.75
vintage:2009
product code:[3332149]
variety:Gamay
2010

2010

size: 0.75
vintage:2010
stock: 12
product code:[3312021]
closure:Natural Cork
variety:Gamay
alcohol:13
last checked in:2017-10-24
2016

2016

size: 0.75
vintage:2016
stock: 54
product code:[3317011]
closure:Natural Cork
variety:Gamay
last checked in:2017-10-18

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