2016 Clos du Fief, "Julienas" Cru Beaujolais

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2016 Clos du Fief, "Julienas" Cru Beaujolais

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Cru Beaujolais are the unsung heroes of Burgundy.

When most people think of Beaujolais, they think of Beaujolais Nouveau and Thanksgiving. But if you do, you are missing out on some of the finest red wines from the Burgundy region.

There are ten "Crus" in Beaujolais, and Julienas is one of the best. Unlike a Beaujolais Nouveau which is lighter, soft and simple, Cru Beaujolais are complex, juicy and downright delicious - think Pinot Noir but much heartier and more muscular.

An exceptional wine from a stellar Burgundy vintage, Clos du Fief Julienas boasts an invigorating amalgam of cassis and red raspberry, bitter-sweet herbs, and vibrant mineral shadings. Using only the best vines and parcels, this Cru is outstanding!

Pair with grilled meats, duck, chicken and hearty salads.

Enjoy!

$19.95 per bottle / $239.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

92 / 100

Made from only the best parcels and barrels, the 2016 Clos du Fief Julienas Beaujolais boasts an invigorating amalgam of cassis and red raspberry, bitter-sweet herbs, and vibrant mineral shadings. Exhibiting specific characteristics of Burgundian wine making. Rustic tannins on the palate, floral on entry, this hearty Beaujolais is a fantastic Cru.

VINOUS

92 / 100

"Spicy and sharply focused on the highly aromatic nose, displaying fresh cherry and dark berry aromas and a suggestion of succulent flowers. Taut and energetic on the palate, offering bitter cherry and boysenberry flavors that are supported by a spine of juicy acidity. At once powerful and lively, showing firm closing thrust, harmonious tannins and lingering floral and spice notes. "


Product Details


Producer: Domaine du Clos du Fief

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Sub Region: Beaujolais

Varietal: Gamay

Vintage: 2016

Size: 750ml

Code: W3864-1-1