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Beaujolais Villages "Le Chapital"

This is Vincent's flagship wine - and it is serious Gamay.


Source
France
Red

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About this vintage

Vintage
2009
SKU
3312019
Composition
Gamay 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
12.5 %
Stock
57
Bottle Size
0.75L

[3312019] BEAUJOLAIS VILLAGES "LE CHAPITAL" 2009 [Red, Gamay]

Wine Details

Country
France
Colour
Red
Region
Beaujolais
Variety
Gamay
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal

More about this 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.



About this vintage

Vintage
2009
SKU
3332152
Composition
Gamay 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
13 %
Stock
73
Last tasted
October 04 2017
Keep until
2020
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
France
Colour
Red
Region
Beaujolais
Variety
Gamay
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal

More about this 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.



About this vintage

Vintage
2011
SKU
3313006
Composition
Gamay 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
12.5 %
Stock
58
Last tasted
October 04 2017
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
France
Colour
Red
Region
Beaujolais
Variety
Gamay
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal

More about this 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.



About this vintage

Vintage
2013
SKU
3314020
Composition
Gamay 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
12 %
Stock
55
Last tasted
August 23 2017
Keep until
2023+
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
France
Colour
Red
Region
Beaujolais
Variety
Gamay
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal

More about this 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.



About this vintage

Vintage
2015
SKU
3317019
Composition
100% Gamay
Stock
60
Keep until
2025
Bottle Size
0.75L

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Wine Details

Country
France
Colour
Red
Region
Beaujolais
Variety
Gamay
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal

More about this 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.



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