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Louis Jadot 1997 Chateau de Poncié Fleurie ($15.99)
Another of the "Cru" wines entitled to carry the name of its village on the label rather than the generic "Beaujolais," Fleurie is a perennial favorite in this household, and this domaine further reinforces my opinion that Jadot is the most consistently reliable name of the region. This wine is a clear, dark garnet in color, with an amazing ripe red-fruit aroma of fresh, juicy strawberries. It hits the palate with a full and lingering burst of fresh fruit, consistent with the nose. Beaujolais as it ought to be! U.S. importer: Kobrand Corp., NYC. (Feb. 11, 1999)
FOOD MATCH: One of the few wines that makes a natural match with ham, this Beaujolais was fine with a "Kentucky risotto," a simmering pot of rice, ham and collard greens.
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