I could only repeat what I said about the 2017: the Clos de la Roilette is a benchmark for Beaujolais Cru. This 2020 is a rockstar.
It’s titled Vieilles Vignes (old vines), but just like other similarly priced (around the 8€ mark) and well made Nouveaus, it’s easily up to most Beaujolais Crus in quality. Just like others I have been buying in recent years.
Beaujolais Cru is one of my all time favorites in red wine, there is just nothing like it. And it is often so cheap, as in this case.
Big producer doesn’t mean bad wine. This Nouveau from the giant of Beaujolais is as good as the artisanal ones I used to try.
Do you think Beaujolais Nouveau should be drink in one or two months after release? The cheapest and simplest ones, yes, probably. But surely not the good bottles. This old vines version from Domaine du Perchoir was singing at the end of November, and it might be even better now. I’m glad I bought a […]
Not sure why it’s not called Nouveau, as it’s released in proper Nouveau-time. Probably to distinguish it from the commercial style. And it is rather a Cru Beaujolais indeed, as far as quality goes.
The benchmark of Beaujolais Cru – for me at least. Not a wine trying to be top Burgundy or whatever it isn’t, but it’s a complete wine. A beauty.
Proper Morgon, dark and structured for a Beaujolais. Ripe, but cool climate is evident. Black cherries and a bit of that playful hibiscus and bubble gum action, just to complete typicity. Alcohol is lowish yet it’s almost full-bodied, structured and tannic – a nice example of the classic French red wine style, it’s so Old […]
If you read that Moulin-a-Vent makes the darkest and most structured wines of all the Beaujolais Crus, here’s a wine to prove the point. This is completely different from Gamay made elsewhere.
A Beaujolais – what else to begin with on this site. It’s not a Cru, nothing for the geeks now, “just” a Nouveau. Which might offer just as much enjoyment as many of the noble cousins, and that’s the case here. Intensity that wins. Black cherries, sour cherries lifted by that typical bubble gum aroma […]