Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages 2011

LJBeaujolais (450 x 600)France 12.5%

A fan of Louis Jadot, not particularly a fan of Beaujolais. Gamay is one of the few grapes varieties I can not get to grips with, can’t put my finger on why I don’t like it, perhaps for me it’s too much of a straightforward and possibly underwhelming wine but at it’s reduced price of around £7 I thought  I’d give it another try.

Drank this with some slow cooked Pork Belly. Chilled it slightly and on first opening it smelt of cherries and maybe a little touch of strawberries. I sipped a little and found it a little thin tasting even a touch watery, although it kinda had an elegance about it.
Left it to air for about an hour and it definitely improved the cherries had a more juicy and succulent flavour with gentle food friendly acidity, a touch savoury with liquorice on the finish and very dry.

I did not dislike this wine, it’s from a good producer, from Burgundy and it tastes ok, although not enough to convert me but it did go really well with the food and my wife who’s not a big red wine drinker, really enjoyed it, a little left in the bottle for her to finish off, I be won’t fighting her for it.

As I said it’s OK and I can tell it’s well made but……………..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7corks

My rating 7/10 corks

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