There are not many grape varieties I don’t like but saying that the one that causes me to react negatively more often than any other is Gamay. Never been a fan of it, never been a fan of Beaujolais and this offering from the Wine Society hasn’t changed my mind. Not to say that it’s a bad wine far from it, just not for me.
This particular Beaujolais from the Wine Society is a ‘Villages’ classification and is generally given good reviews by experts and Society members. Nothing actually wrong with the wine it’s well made , nice purple colour and fresh looking In the glass with aromas of cherries and bubblegum (Bazooka Joes spring to mind).
Taste – Light in body, very fruity, again dark cherries, perhaps a little spice, very acidic, liquorice and slightly chalky. Can see how it would appeal to a lot of people but put simply I just don’t like the taste. It did improve after around 20 minutes or so in the glass and with food it was drinkable.
Will I continue with my quest for a Beaujolais I might like, only if somebody puts a glass of something spectacular in my hand, a Cru ( Julienas, Morgon, Moulin-a-Vent, to name a few) then it would be rude not to taste it.
Wine Society £7.50
Rating for my own personal taste would be 5.5/10 Corks