Marc Delienne Fleurie Greta Carbo 2017

Marc Delienne Fleurie Greta Carbo 2017

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Beaujolais wines, made with 100% from the Gamay grape, are the quintessential fruity wines but memories of characterless, peardrop-scented Beaujolais Nouveau mean that the name “Beaujolais” often sends a shudder down the spine.  But it is possible to find superb wines in the Beaujolais region especially in the higher classified wines of the crus Beaujolais - and because they are no longer particularly fashionable, the wines are often good value.  Fleuroe is one of the 10 crus (cru here meaning a wine producing area rather than a single vineyard) and is noted for its more 'feminine' style, lighter body and floral aromas. Another cru Beaujolais, this one from cru Fleurie known for its lighter, elegant, fruity & floral red wines.  My full tasting notes are coming soon but in the interim read what the reviewers have written about this wine. In brief it makes a great summer red wine.(These bottles are sealed with wax - I recommend that you don't try to peel the wax off but use a winged corkscrew directly into the wax & cork making sure you don't drop any bits of wax into the bottle. It is worth the hassle!)
"The best rendition of this cuvée to date, the 2017 Fleurie Greta Carbo soars from the glass with a fragrant bouquet of rose petals, Griotte cherries and a hint of wood smoke. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, supple and melting, with a glossy attack, tangy fruit at the core and a mouthwateringly saline finish."
- 92 pts - RobertParker.com - wineswithattitude.co
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