Beaujolais Villages Tradition 2011, Lacondemine

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France  Beaujolais 
Features Unoaked, Village Wine, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Last Tasted 25 Apr 2018
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Gamay

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):  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.

More Information
Bottle Size 75cl
Variety Gamay
Vintage 2011
Last Tasted 25 Apr 2018
Keeps at least until 2020
Is Mature Yes
Alcohol 12.5
Ripeness Normal
Allergens Contains Sulphites
Case Size 6
Composition Gamay 100%
Closure Natural Cork
Winemaking Malolactic
Aged In Cement
Key Features Unoaked, Village Wine, Vegetarian and Vegan
Available from Online Exclusive
Bought In (year) 2012
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