Fine Beaujolais Nouveau: Jean-Baptiste Duperray, Vieilles Vignes 2020

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.

Textbook example. So intense and vibrant and juicy. A tiny bit less in your face as the Duboeuf, but still jumps out of the glass. You get the banana/bubble gum notes, but interestingly, there are some quite ripe, dark fruits in the mix as well. Black cherries for days. Silken texture. Tons of fruits on the palate, and it’s completely dry and savoury, with a pleasant grip of dusty tannins in the finish. Goes down dangerously easily. A little beauty.

Rating: lovely, very good wine, 87/100 points.
Price: around 8€.
Stockist: Bortársaság in Hungary, Terroirs Originels and many more in France.
Tasted: November, 2020.
Value: good, it’s recommended.
Drinking window: now.
Source: own purchase.

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