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90 • Nicolas Potel 2012 Coteaux Bourguignons AOC $14.99. Best Buy.
Light garnet color. Bright aromas and flavors of tart cherries, ripe rhubarb, lime sorbet, and subtle toast with a lightly tannic, racy, dryish medium body and a sleek, refreshing, medium-length finish with fine tannins and light oak. A zesty old world charmer, serve with a slight chill. (tasted on Oct-20-2014)
87 • Nicolas Potel 2013 Pinot Noir, Bourgogne ABC $19.99.
Light ruby color. Smoky aromas and flavors of raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and black soil with a soft, tangy, dry medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length finish with accents of plum and lemon with fine tannins and light oak. Cherry, mushroom and berry aromas and flavors are framed with smooth tannins and tingly acidity that can open the palate as an aperitif or truly celebrate light fare and even salty fish. (tasted on Aug-25-2014)
93 • Georges Duboeuf 2009 Fleurie $15.99. Best Buy.
Deep garnet color. Ripe chocolate covered raspberry and nut aromas with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and juicy, pencil shaving, apple skin and dried flower accented finish. An exceptionally pure, balanced and classically styled cru Beaujolais. (tasted on Sep-19-2011)
93 • Georges Duboeuf 2010 Chiroubles $13.99. Best Buy.
Deep garnet color. Rich enticing aromas of freshly baked cherry pie, lilac and orange frosted spice cake with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy citrus marmalade, cedar, and roasted nut finish with chewy tannins. A delicious, engaging Beaujolais for all occasions. (tasted on Sep-19-2011)
92 • Georges Duboeuf 2010 Morgon $13.99. Cellar Selection. Best Buy.
Rich aromas of strawberry-banana custard pie, pistachio praline, and delicate spiced chocolate with a satiny dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy juicy Meyer lemon, rhubarb, and cedar finish with chewy tannins. A rock solid table wine that will improve with a little cellaring. (tasted on Sep-19-2011)
91 • Georges Duboeuf 2010 Domaine de Quatre Vents, Fleurie $16.99. Best Buy.
Deep garnet violet color. Bold aromas of candied lime zest, pink peppercorn, and banana-raspberry custard with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium body and pencil shaving, tomato peel, golden beet, and talc accented finish. A vibrant, exciting table wine. (tasted on Sep-19-2011)
91 • Georges Duboeuf 2010 Domaine des Rosiers, Moulin-à-Vent $17.99. Cellar Selection. Best Buy.
Dense aromas of boysenberry, pencil shavings, toffee, and thyme with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and a long, cedar, pear and earth finish with dusty tannins. A stylish table wine. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)
91 • Georges Duboeuf 2010 Brouilly $14.99. Best Buy.
Deep garnet color. Aromas of strawberry custard pie, sandalwood, and spicy nougat with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, citrus marmalade, bark, and cranberry finish. A go-to table wine that will pair brilliantly with pork dishes. (tasted on Sep-19-2011)
91 • Georges Duboeuf 2010 Belles Grives, Morgon $14.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of chocolate covered strawberries and pecans with a supple dryish medium body and a tart pomegranate, tomato skin, and cedar finish with chewy tannins. A versatile food wine; pair with Asian beef dishes. (tasted on Sep-19-2011)
90 • Georges Duboeuf 2009 Moulin-à-Vent $15.99. Best Buy.
Cherry, grape, watermelon, and toffee aromas with a silky, fruity medium body a cinnamon, clove, and apple accented finish. A zesty, versatile table wine. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)
90 • Georges Duboeuf 2010 Jean-Ernest Descombes, Morgon $15.99. Best Buy.
Deep garnet color. Bright aromas of blackberries, roasted beets, and spicy nougat with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, savory grilled blood orange and nut accented finish. A delicious, flexible table wine. (tasted on Sep-19-2011)
90 • Nicolas Potel 2011 Pinot Noir, Bourgogne $15.99. Best Buy.
Rich ruby color. Robust aromas mixed berry compote and French toast with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy mulberry, apple skin, toasty cedar, earth and stone accented finish. An exceptionally well poised and structured pinot noir for the table or sipping. (tasted on Mar-15-2013)
90 • Nicolas Potel 2012 Bourgogne Rouge $15.99. Cellar Selection. Best Buy.
Pale garnet red to a light, brick rim. Morello cherries, lush strawberries, red plum, portobello mushrooms, vanilla, brown baking spice and freshly raked oak leaves. Bright and lively with a cherry core and medium-light body. Secondary complexity coming from flavors of wild mushroom, clove, leather and pepper. Silky and well-balanced with bright acidity, lush tannins and a long finish. (tasted on Sep-06-2013)
89 • Georges Duboeuf 2010 Château du Grand Vernay, Beaujolais-Villages AOC $13.99. Cellar Selection. Best Buy.
Deep garnet violet color. Aromas of boysenberry, rhubarb, apple and nougat with supple dryish medium body and a touch of starfruit, currant, nutskin, and grassy earth on the crunchy, dusty tannin finish. Serious structure here; pair with lamb. (tasted on Aug-29-2011)
89 • Georges Duboeuf 2010 La Trin Quée, Juliénas $14.99. Cellar Selection. Best Buy.
Appealing aromas of milk chocolate, dried berries, and roasted nuts with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and notes of roasted green tomato, citrus zest, watermelon rind, cedar, and gravel on the long, crunchy tannin finish. A seriously structured table wine. Will be even better in a year or so. (tasted on Sep-19-2011)
89 • Nicolas Potel 2010 Bourgogne AOC $14.99. Best Buy.
Red cherry, raspberries, red plum, ham bone and shittake mushrooms with a touch of earthiness, silky but present tannins, moderate acidity and a well-balanced finish. Fruit and mushrooms play back and forth throughout the nose, palate and finish. An elegant pinot with moderate+ complexity. (tasted on Sep-27-2012)
88 • Georges Duboeuf 2010 Château de Capitans, Juliénas $18.99. Cellar Selection.
Aromas of spicy cherry-cranberry coulis, potter's clay and pencil shavings with a supple dryish medium body and a tomato, citrus, and earth accented finish and firm tannins. A taut table wine. (tasted on Sep-19-2011)
88 • Georges Duboeuf 2010 Château de Nervers, Brouilly $15.99. Cellar Selection.
Deep garnet color. Lovely aromas of strawberry-rhubarb pie, banana-kiwi yogurt, and lemon powder with a buoyant dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, citrus pith, wet cedar, and tea accented finish with firm tannins. Serve with duck. (tasted on Sep-19-2011)
88 • Georges Duboeuf 2010 Beaujolais $9.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of black raspberry pastry, banana pudding, and milk chocolate with a supple dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a green apple skin and pencil lead accented finish. A spot on Beaujolais. (tasted on Aug-29-2011)
88 • Georges Duboeuf 2010 Beaujolais-Villages $9.99. Best Buy.|Next| |Find-a-Wine|
Deep garnet violet color. Ripe boysenberry tart aromas with a lightly tannic dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tart, mulberry, white strawberry, and cedar accented finish. A crisp refreshing table wine. (tasted on Aug-29-2011)