Dubuoef shows why it is such a dominating presence in Beaujolais. Medium purple color and nose of violets,anise, and blackberry with oak accents in the background. Tastes of dark cherry and toast on the palate with good tannic structure holding it up. Finishes well, but is not terribly lingering. A very nice quaff, especially for fans of the Cru Beaujolais. Try with pork grilled in a sweetish glaze. Recommended.

WHO: Georges Dubuoef
WHAT: Gamay
WHERE: Beaujolais, France
WHEN: 2010
HOW MUCH: $13(media sample)

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Gary Thomas
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Gary Thomas is also a longtime professional journalist, and former senior correspondent at the Voice of America. He was the wine columnist for the Austin American-Statesman in Austin, TX, and has freelanced wine articles for other publications, including the Wine Spectator. He has spent much of his long journalistic career working overseas, managing to cadge needed wine in the hardiest of circumstances and unlikliest of locales, even in places like Pakistan and Iran.

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