WTN: 2004 Domaine Manoir du Carra Beaujolais-Villages

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WTN: 2004 Domaine Manoir du Carra Beaujolais-Villages

Postby Bill Buitenhuys » Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:05 pm

2004 Domaine Manoir du Carra Beaujolais-Villages Non-Filtre$11. Imp: Kysela. 12.5% abv.
I last had this wine about a year ago when Robert Jones brought it to one of the Boston Fung-fests. At the time, I found it very light and refreshing while others commented on it being fairly thin. Appearing thin would be no surprise as it followed a glorious 35yr old rioja and a robust Cali pinot. On its own, it shows very nicely. A whole pile of perfumed, ripe, sweet blueberries and raspberries are crushed into the glass in this very refreshing summer red from Jean Noël Sambardier. Wonderfully fresh fruit flavors and a cleansingly tart cherry finish with dusty, chewy tannins. Good stuff.
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Re: WTN: 2004 Domaine Manoir du Carra Beaujolais-Villages

Postby Otto » Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:59 pm

Thanks. Never heard of this producer before. Blueberry, though? Does this see oak? I've never really associated blueberry with Gamay though. Odd, if I may say so.

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Re: WTN: 2004 Domaine Manoir du Carra Beaujolais-Villages

Postby Bill Buitenhuys » Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:12 pm

I dont think this sees wood, Otto. I cant detect it anyway. Maybe Robert can chime in here.
And you are right, the flavor profile is not typical for gamay that I know of, but it is pretty yummy.
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Re: WTN: 2004 Domaine Manoir du Carra Beaujolais-Villages

Postby Bruce K » Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:26 pm

Glad you liked it, Bill. As you say, it's a "very refreshing summer red."
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