2010 Potel-Aviron Côte de Brouilly "Vieilles Vignes" Cru Beaujolais
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright purple. High-pitched aromas of black raspberry, candied flowers and Asian spices. Silky and tightly focused, offering lively red and dark berry flavors that gain weight and sweetness with air. Finishes very fresh and taut, with suave floral and spice qualities.
Well-balanced and fresh, this offers an aromatic core of clove, bergamot, graphite and nutmeg, and flavors of black cherry, mulberry and a touch of cocoa powder. Fine texture and length. Drink now through 2018. (Web-2013)
This bright and attractive wine has a nose of black cherry and some sous-bois (forest floor) notes. It comes from the small appellation on the slopes of an extinct volcano. It is one of the smaller of the crus, and less-often seen, but has more drive and less earthiness than its larger cousin, Brouilly. On the palate this shows bright acidity, crunchy red fruit notes, and notes of wild cherry. We found the 2010 particularly delicious, and loved the intensity and fruit. It's a terrific match for a holiday meal, but will also age very well in your cellar. (Keith Wollenberg, K&L Burgundy Buyer)