Monday, February 13, 2017

Beaujolais Tasting....

People that shop at the Forsyth location know that Aaron is a big fan of Beaujolais and Burgundy. He has been excited about the 2015 vintage Beaujolais for some time now. James Suckling just came out with some big scores on some of the 2015 Beaujolais that we have in stock now too.
Come taste them with Aaron from 3-5pm this Wednesday at our New Tasting Bar we just set up. We are still gearing up for our 35th Anniversary and will have a bunch more tastings lined up for you.

“The last three vintages for Beaujolais have been a string of home runs, but 2015 is likely to be the one that delivers the greatest impact and pleasure for most wine lovers”.-Josh Raynolds Vinous Media

Historic vintages don’t come very often in France’s Beaujolais, but winemakers are comparing the current 2015 vintage to the legendary 1947, a hot and dry year producing powerfully rich and long-lived wines. 
                                                             -James Suckling

There are plenty of marvelous wines [Beaujolais] geared up to bestow an enormous amount of pleasure at prices that ensure they remain some of the greatest value wines on the planet. -Neal Martin The Wine Advocate

This just a small sample of the hyperbole describing the 2015 Beaujolais vintage. It's time to believe the hype, these wines are amazing. Come taste for yourself at our new Tatsting Bar at Forsyth. We will be pouring the following 2015 Cru Beajoulais on Wednesday February 15th from 3-5pm. As we have mentioned before we have some great events planned for our 35th Aniversary and we will be utilizing our new Tasting Bar to highlight wineries, distilleries, and much much more. See you Wednesday! -- Aaron, Forsyth Wine Manager

2015 Domaine Dupeuble Beajoulais....$15.99
The 2015 Beaujolais Côteau Belle-Vue is labeled as just "Beaujolais" in the United States and undergoes around a 2-week carbonic maceration, the grapes picked at their optimal moment. It has a pleasant dark cherry and blackcurrant-scented bouquet with an almost peaty, woodland-like aroma that lends complexity. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, nicely structured and packed full of juicy black fruit, the acidity nicely judged with a touch of salinity towards the finish. This just flows across the mouth, its harmony very appealing and it comes recommended.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

2015 Jean Marc Burgaud les Vignes de Thulon Beajoulais Villages...$13.99
Bright magenta. Very fresh and energetic on the nose, displaying fresh cherry and red berry qualities and a subtle mineral overtone. Shows very good freshness and lift on the palate, offering vivacious raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that tighten up on the back half. Shows a light touch for the vintage and closes long and taut, featuring lingering red fruit character and just a hint of dusty tannins. This wine punches well above its weight, appellation-wise.
Rated 91/100 Vinous Media

2015 Jean Marc Burgaud Morgon Cote du Py...$16.98

Deep ruby. Heady, mineral-tinged blue fruit, spicecake and floral pastille aromas, along with hints of cola and licorice. Sappy, penetrating and sharply focused black raspberry and boysenberry flavors smoothly blend power and delicacy and pick up an allspice nuance as the wine opens up. Closes impressively long and sweet, displaying subtle tannins and echoes of exotic spices and smoky minerals.
Rated 93/100 Vinous Media

2015 Jean Paul Thevenet Morgon VV...$27.99
Brilliant magenta. Explosive red berry liqueur, incense and floral scents, along with hints of allspice and smoky minerals. Silky and seamless on the palate, offering deeply concentrated black raspberry, spicecake and violet and pastille flavors that put on weight and become sweeter with air. The balance of richness and vivacity here is extremely impressive. Closes with impressive, mineral-driven intensity and length; silky tannins sneak in late to add shape and grip. Thévenet is consistently one of the great producers of Beaujolais and in 2015 he produced one of the monuments of the vintage.
Rated 94/100 Vinous Media
Rated 94/100 James Suckling

2015 Chateau Thivin Cuvee Zaccharie....$42.99
Ripe and rich aromas of blackberries and blueberries. Tar undertones. Full-bodied, very structured and flavorful with lots of round tannins and a fruity finish. This is aged about 10 months in barrel of which about 5% is new. Needs a year or two more of bottle age before drinking but already very impressive.
Rated 95/100 James Suckling

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