Pascal & Jean-Philippe Granger, Juliénas 2012, Beaujolais, France
Tasting Note: Medium-intensity garnet in color, this wine has a nose of kirsch, bubble gum, strawberry, red plum and red cherry.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied gamay is medium-plus in acidity, flavor intensity and in grippy tannin.
The wine has a slightly oily texture with red fruit flavors.
The gamay is very good in quality because of the concentration of fruit flavors.
Drink now, not suitable for aging.
Bottle Note: Each wine bearing the “Rosenthal Wine Merchant” mark has been produced in limited quantities by a dedicated artisan. The growers with whom I work follow traditional methods and produce their wines in a natural manner as possible. In the overwhelming majority of cases, the wines I select are unfined and unfiltered. Therefore, you may find that a sediment forms in the bottle. This is a natural occurrence. All my wines are shipped from the estates at which they were bottled to the point of distribution in the United States with every care taken to protect them from the vagaries of temperature fluctuation.
Importer: Rosenthal Wine Merchant, New York, New York
Tasted: International Wine Center, New York, New York
Tasting Date: March 21, 2017