Chateau de la Chaize 2001 Brouilly ($14.39)
This fine Beaujolais from the village of Brouilly shows a clear, dark plum color in the glass. Attractive tart-cherry aromas add a subtle sweet-earthy note that's easier to enjoy than to describe, pleasantly reminiscent of cooked carrots. Tart and ripe, juicy fruit and tangy acidity are nicely balanced in the flavor. US Importer: Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines, NYC. (Apr 10, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: Light and crisp fruit without tannic astringency makes it a good red-wine match with roast turkey; it would also go very well with the sweet and salty flavor of ham.

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