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Domaine des Braves Regnie 2009
Domaine des Braves Regnie 2009
France / Beaujolais
Domaine des Braves
Red / 750ml (regular bottle)
Dry / Juicy & Smooth
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Winemaker Paul Cinquin knocked it out of the park in 2009 with this savory, supple and wonderfully complex Régnié. The Braves estate was founded in 1903 by Paul’s grandfather, and after many years of inheritance parceling, Paul has managed to cobble back together some 20+ acres of prime Régnié terroir, with a fine mix of sand and clay. This makes for Beaujolais with penetrating, lip- and tongue-staining color and gorgeous concentration. The seductive nose wraps summer and autumn into one—black raspberries and cherries blend with ripe plums and fall leaves/earthy notes. A rich and creamy delivers flavors of black cherries and more summer berry fruits, with suggestions of rose petals and lavender. 100% tank-made; unfined and unfiltered.
2009 Beaujolais: The finest since 1947!
6.2.2010
From the moment we hit the ground in Beaujolais we knew this was the big one.  Sure, we’ve visited these caves for decades; we’ve tasted some extraordinary wines. But these wines were different. There were no furrowed brows, no thoughtful pauses as we tried to put what we were experiencing to words.

Have you ever seen serious professionals break down and dance a jig in a cellar? The 2009 vintage robbed us of speech and set our imaginations on fire. We could not believe how luscious the wines were—chock-full of creamy fruit, each sip a pillow of crème fraiche and ripe, savory summer berries, liquid and luscious and pure. Spoon-licking good. Forget the guests at the table and finish the bottle yourself good.

We had never tasted Beaujolais so expressive, so aromatically captivating, so down-right delicious. Say what you want about the fickleness of taste, but we can hands-down guarantee that Beaujolais in 2009 will be loved by just about everyone with a pulse and an empty glass—pure pleasure has never been so easy to obtain. continue reading >>

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Domaine des Braves Regnie 2012
Domaine des Braves Regnie 2012
France / Beaujolais
Aromas remind of cherry blossoms and spring wildflowers over warmed cherry juice, with a hint of baking spices. The mouth is medium-bodied and pure, with good spice and excellent acidic balance; small red berries mix with red plums and pomegranate, juicy and ripe.
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Domaine des Braves Regnie 2011
Domaine des Braves Regnie 2011
France / Beaujolais
Aromas remind of cherry blossoms and spring wildflowers over warmed cherry juice, with a hint of baking spices. The mouth is medium-bodied and pure, with good spice and excellent acidic balance; small red berries mix with red plums and pomegranate, juicy and ripe.
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Domaine des Braves Regnie 2010
Domaine des Braves Regnie 2010
France / Beaujolais
A sensual, elegant wine with pure aromas and lots of silk on the palate. Aromas remind of cherry blossoms and spring wildflowers over warmed cherry juice, with a hint of baking spices. The mouth is medium-bodied and pure, with good spice and excellent acidic balance; small red berries mix with red plums and pomegranate, juicy and ripe.
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Domaine des Braves Regnie 2005
Domaine des Braves Regnie 2005
France / Beaujolais
A bouquet of pink roses and violets greets the nose, with notes of smoky licorice—the essence of which Beaujolais exhibits only in the ripest of years. A waterfall of black raspberries and plums cascades over the tongue…
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Los Angeles Times: WINE OF THE WEEK, June 24, 2010:

By all accounts, 2009 is a stupendous year for Beaujolais. Not for the nouveau sort, but for the Beaujolais village and cru wines that are made to hold up for more than a season. Domaine des Braves "Regnie" from Paul Cinquin is among the first of the 2009s to show up on the shelves, and it is flat-out delicious. Tasting of lush, dark berries, it shows an exquisite balance of ripeness to acidity and has a wonderful, velvety texture. It's impossible to drink just one glass.

Beaujolais is easygoing and works for lots of foods and occasions. It's just the kind of wine that would go with the rustic food at the Lazy Ox or District. At home, open a bottle or two and grill up some pork sausages or crepinettes of lamb. Break it out for a charcuterie and cheese spread, a roast chicken or chicken fricassee too.