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2020 Clos du Vieux Bourg French - Beaujolais "Chenas Au Bois Retour"

Clos du Vieux Bourg 2020 Chenas Au Bois Retour

Winery: Clos du Vieux Bourg

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Chenas Au Bois Retour"

Wine Category: French - Beaujolais

Grape blend: 100% Gamay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Beaujolais

State or country: France

Price: $32

Cases produced: 1,250

KWG Score: 93 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: March 19, 2023

Wine Review: This very impressive ruby colored Gamay from the Chenas commune opens with a pottery soil and black cherry bouquet with hints of cinnamon. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with integrated medium acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, smooth and juicy. The flavor profile is stewed black plum and loam blend with notes of black cherry, dried strawberry, and chalky minerality. I also detected some hints of cinnamon and raspberry tea. The finish is dry, and its flavors and moderate tannins linger and last for a while. This is another winning 2020 vintage cru level Beaujolais wine! I would pair this gem with a wild boar ragu bolognese. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This Chénas displays elegant aromas of ripe red fruit. With its silky, almost saline quality, the wine imparts notes of umami, and exhibits good roundness and body.

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