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Terres Dorées Beaujolais L'Ancien Vieilles Vignes 2019

Gamay from Beaujolais, France
JG 92
WA 91
13.0% ABV
Item # 340644

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92 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2019 Beaujolais 'l’Ancien' from Jean-Paul Brun is an excellent wine in the making, offering up a beautifully red fruity and transparent bouquet of cherries, cranberries, sweet stem tones, a superb base of soil, just a touch of thyme and a topnote of bonfire. On the palate the wine is bright, fullish and complex, with a lovely core of fruit, excellent mineral undertow, just a touch of backend tannin and a long, focused and complex finish. As is customary with top vintages of Monsieur Brun’s 'l’Ancien', the 2019 is eminently drinkable out of the blocks, but really built to age, and will be even better three to five years down the road. This is a superb vintage for this iconic bottling. 2021-2035. (Mar/Apr 2021)"

91 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "The 2019 Beaujolais l’Ancien delivers notions of sweet berry and cherry fruit mingled with hints of licorice and spice. Medium-bodied, bright and charming, with powdery tannins and lively acids, it's classically proportioned and full of fruit. Drink: 2021-2026. (Aug 2021)"

This wine is produced from Jean-Paul's oldest vines, which have fewer, smaller grapes with a more concentrated flavor. He is able to harvest the grapes later because there is far less risk of rot, owing to the small bunches. The grapes are very ripe and have a high natural sugar level. The wine is vinified in traditional Burgundy methods. Ancien is a deeply colored wine with a bouquet of red fruit and very soft tannins. It can be drunk relatively young but is probably best at 2 to 3 years old. This is a wine well balanced with natural sugar and acidity.
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92 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2019 Beaujolais 'l’Ancien' from Jean-Paul Brun is an excellent wine in the making, offering up a beautifully red fruity and transparent bouquet of cherries, cranberries, sweet stem tones, a superb base of soil, just a touch of thyme and a topnote of bonfire. On the palate the wine is bright, fullish and complex, with a lovely core of fruit, excellent mineral undertow, just a touch of backend tannin and a long, focused and complex finish. As is customary with top vintages of Monsieur Brun’s 'l’Ancien', the 2019 is eminently drinkable out of the blocks, but really built to age, and will be even better three to five years down the road. This is a superb vintage for this iconic bottling. 2021-2035. (Mar/Apr 2021)"

91 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "The 2019 Beaujolais l’Ancien delivers notions of sweet berry and cherry fruit mingled with hints of licorice and spice. Medium-bodied, bright and charming, with powdery tannins and lively acids, it's classically proportioned and full of fruit. Drink: 2021-2026. (Aug 2021)"

This wine is produced from Jean-Paul's oldest vines, which have fewer, smaller grapes with a more concentrated flavor. He is able to harvest the grapes later because there is far less risk of rot, owing to the small bunches. The grapes are very ripe and have a high natural sugar level. The wine is vinified in traditional Burgundy methods. Ancien is a deeply colored wine with a bouquet of red fruit and very soft tannins. It can be drunk relatively young but is probably best at 2 to 3 years old. This is a wine well balanced with natural sugar and acidity.
Product SKU 340644
Producer Terres Dorées
Country France
Region Beaujolais
Varietal Gamay
Vintage 2019
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 13.0%
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