2014 Domaine Damien Coquelet Chiroubles Vieilles Vignes
Chiroubles, Beaujolais, France
WB Rating: 84

Alcohol by volume: 11.1%
Price at time of purchase: $13.99 (K&L)
Type: Beaujolais
Principal varietal(s): Gamay

An OK Cru Beaujolais, but not much more. Fairly forward nose of dark raspberry, earth, and floral notes - somewhat like a red Burgundy. In the mouth, much more constrained, slightly tart and a bit dull, with a Scotch whiskey-like earthy note coming forward. Bright and straightforward wine, easy to quaff. Definitely better slightly chilled to give it some energy. - HK 2018-01-01


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