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.
No red competes good primeur Beajolais when it comes to sheer drinkabilty, but this one is far more than a simple quaffer. It’s both crisp and ripe, with violet and black cherry aromas, which become even more intense on the palate. Silky smooth and savoury, it’s an unmistakably cool climate wine, even if it’s riper and fuller this vintage (13.5%). It’s fresh and easy going but also substantial, in other words. For a bistro red, outstanding flavor intensity in the finish, there is real length here. So damn delicious and serious at the same time.