Iâ€™ve had an on-and-off relationship with Jadotâ€™s Beaujolais. My main quibble has been the quality/price/ratio (or QPR as itâ€™s now called, unless youâ€™re a soccer fan!). However, Iâ€™ve come across the wine a lot recently, and the quality side is winning me over.
While the wine is light, and low alcohol, the flavor concentration is quite bold. There is a big presence â€“ on a par with a lot of Pinor Noirs. Some Beaujolais does that. Iâ€™ve especially enjoyed is this wineâ€™s compatibility with food â€“ of all kinds. So itâ€™s a no-brainer when entertaining. Give it a light chill for patio events.
LOUIS JADOT 11 Beaujolais-Villages, France 365924 Vintages Essentials/always available $17.95