Yeast wafts into the room as soon as you open the bottle. Then the fruit arrives, both in aroma and flavor: strawberries, blackberries, candied red currants. A light, drinkable vintage. And there’ is some acidity for backbone, which is mainly noticeable at the end — as are the mild, light tannins. Recommended. BSE

WHO: Labouré Roi
WHAT: Gamay
WHERE: Beaujolais, France
WHEN: 2011
HOW MUCH: $9 (media sample)

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Becky Sue Epstein
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Becky Sue Epstein is Palate Press’s International Editor. An experienced writer, editor, broadcaster, and consultant in the fields of wine, spirits, food, and travel, her work appears in many national publications including Art & Antiques, Luxury Golf & Travel, Food + Wine, and Wine Spectator. She began her career as a restaurant reviewer for the Los Angeles Times while working in film and television.