2009 Jean-Marc Burgaud Château de Thulon

France, Beaujolais 12.5% Cork $21.95

The 2009 vintage in Beaujolais has garnered some very high praise, with warmer conditions producing wines displaying ripe fruit and balanced acidity. Jean-Marc Burgaud’s entry level Château de Thulon is sourced from a 50 year old vineyard in Lantignié. It’s a pretty and unaffected wine but one with impressive structure at its price point.

Vivid cherries, raspberry jubes, loads of purple florals and a pleasant suggestion of rubber pong on the nose. It’s light and crunchy with plenty of firm, stalky tannin, hints of earth, stony minerality and some spice (mostly black pepper). Made for casual enjoyment and food but delivering a bit more than that, should you wish to dwell on it. Handles a light chill rather well too.

A great option to have at the end of Summer and heading into Autumn. Consumed with a pepper steak pie, it worked a treat.

Importer- http://www.eurocentricwine.com.au/

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