Pascal Aufranc Vignes De 1939 Chénas 2011

Red Blend Red Blend
Beaujolais, France

$17.95 (329987)

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89 pts
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September 28, 2013

Critic Reviews (4)

Treve Ring
Treve Ring

From gnarly old bush vines planted in 1939, on granite, comes this elegant and alluring nose of delicate flowers and...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

From a rare plot of vines planted in 1939, this is a Chénas of unusually tight structure and firm tannins, and...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Sourced from impressively old 74-year old vines, this meaty, earthy gamay is certainly not short on flavour. Still...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a fresh, slightly tart and juicy gamay with a dry, granitic/mineral finish. Look for floral kirsch/plum fruit...

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Community Reviews (2)

Alexander Powell
Alexander Powell

This is a very firm beaujolais, that doesn't give anywhere near its best on the first day; where I felt it to be really closed, and even diluted. It fills out considerably over quite some time, which is atypical of beaujolais. Nevertheless, here on day 3 open, it's become quite lovely. Beautiful dark cherry, peach, rocks and bubblegum nose; that's deepened so much. On the palate it's all bing cherry and volcanic rock, so pure and lavish. Real solid beaujolais now, but needed a lot of air.

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