Daniel Bouland is one of the top names in Beaujolais, and rightly so I would say. I tasted his 2017 Morgon Corcelette next to Dorli Muhr’s Samt & Seide Blaufrankisch 2017, and while the Austrian is really very good, the gamay is just a more complex wine.
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 case back then.
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. Continue reading →