Yeast wafts into the room as soon as you open the bottle. Then the fruit arrives, both in aroma and flavor: strawberries, blackberries, candied red currants. A light, drinkable vintage. And there’ is some acidity for backbone, which is mainly noticeable at the end — as are the mild, light tannins. Recommended. BSE

WHO: Labouré Roi
WHAT: Gamay
WHERE: Beaujolais, France
WHEN: 2011
HOW MUCH: $9 (media sample)

About The Author

Becky Sue Epstein

An experienced writer, editor, broadcaster, and consultant in the fields of wine, spirits, food, and travel, Becky Sue's work has appeared in many national and international publications including Intermezzo Magazine, Fine Wine & Liquor, Art & Antiques, Luxury Golf & Travel, Food + Wine, and Wine Spectator. She began her career as a restaurant reviewer for the Los Angeles Times while working in film and television. Epstein is also the author of several books on wine, spirits, and food, including Champagne: A Global History; Brandy: A Global History, and Strong, Sweet and Dry: A Guide to Vermouth, Port, Sherry, Madeira, and Marsala.

Related Posts

One Response