Paul Durdilly Beaujolais 2011

Beaujolais, a part of Burgundy in name rather than perhaps reputation, faces its share of criticism, much of it deserved.

That does not mean however the region cannot produce tasty wine.  It can.  This wine for example is enjoyable; more or less exactly what I am seeking in a Beaujolais.  It is a medium intensity ruby in colour, with a blue tinge.  It has aromas of bright raspberry, cherry confectionary, lavender and some blueberry.  And, of course, a touch of banana.  On the palate, it is dry, with medium acid, light tannins and body, and primary fruit driven flavours of blueberry and cherry sweets.  This Beaujolais from Paul Durdilly is simple and balanced, with good fruit.  Its enjoyability factor is high, and it seems to have more fruit, and less banana, than many Beaujolais.  I would buy this again.  Good

Abv: 12.5%
Price: $17
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Website: n/a
Tasted: 2013
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April 14, 2013

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