Saturday, 7 January 2012
Northern Beaujolais: The Society's Exhibition Juliénas 2010
According to the Wine Society in the UK:
"Juliénas is one of the northernmost crus; some say this was where the first vines were planted in Beaujolais and the name harks back to Julius Caesar."
That's some history. I had a the privilege of sharing a bottle of this over Christmas, alonside some other northern Beaujolais wines.
This was one of the best I tasted and is a gem at the price (less than £9 a bottle)
Surprisingly robust, sappy, (a common and accurate term for wines of this area it seems) yet with a fragrant and complex nose, it went superbly with the leftover turkey and lashings of bubble and squeak. (Don't be fooled by the picture on Wikipedia: Done right, it's a superb dish)
Highly recommended. A subtle yet full tasting gem.