Pascal Granger Earl, Cuvée Speciale Juliénas 2016, Beaujolais, France
Tasting Note: A flavorsome Juliénas with some moments of concentration and depth.
Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of raspberry puree, black plum, cassis, blackberry pie, strawberry and hibiscus with hints of clove baking spice.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied Juliénas has medium-plus-intensity, black-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and slightly-grippy, medium tannin ultimately completing with a medium finish.
The wine is svelte and slightly-reserved with some notes of chalk and forest floor in the midpalate.
Cru Beaujolais remains a great bargain.
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 as natural a 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 fluctuations.
Importer: Rosenthal Wine Merchant, New York, New York
Tasting Date: February 21, 2022