With the prospect of the first warm and sunny day this season we can finally declare that spring is finally here. What better way to kickoff the new season than with a delicious bottle of Beaujolais- with a flower on the label no less!
The 2009 Georges Duboeuf Julienas is a much richer, more complex wine than an ordinary Beaujolais (and nothing at all like the lightish bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau released in November). Julienas is a village in the Beaujolais region and the "cru" (area vineyards) surrounding this village produce a denser, spicy wine with a striking aroma reminiscent of peonies (thus their presence on the label). The 2009 vintage is one of the best on record for Beaujolais and this red shows it- fresh and bouncing with red berry fruit and a succlent plum note on a long, silken texture. It is such a versatile wine with food that you should consider buying a case or two.
These wines are harder to find in the market, but we've scored some at an amazing price. You'll want to act fast as we only have a limited amount of this vintage.