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An "everyday" wine? Perhaps. But with Georges Duboeuf having become so dominant in the field of Beaujolais (at least in the U.S.) with its banana-scented "house style" that I don't much like, I find it useful to recalibrate occasionally with a taste of Jadot's much "cleaner" rendition, which is probably a strong No. 2 to Duboeuf in this country and, in my opinion, much more enjoyable.
Louis Jadot 1997 Beaujolais-Villages ($7.99) Best Buy!
FOOD MATCH: I served it with a cold smoked-salmon paté, thinking that the affinity between salmon and Pinot Noir might carry over to the Gamay of Beaujolais. The match worked, but wasn't ideal, frankly; the salmon heightened the wine's acidity at the expense of the fruit, leaving a slightly sour impression.
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