Med purple in color at the core, fades to pale purple at the rim. The nose is clean, showing off med intensity notes if warm asphalt, rocks and minerals, blackberry, raspberry. The palate is dry, with med body and med alcohol, showing gorgeous, med intensity flavors of sour black cherry, raspberry, tar, a gently warm herbal spiciness, all poured over wet rocks. This delicious, very good Beaujolais is drinking well already, but will improve with bottle age for another 10 years, minimally, and drink well through 2030. Wow. Cru Beaujolais rocks.
Bought a single bottle to see if I should stock up. Popped and poured and enjoyed over a few hours. Clear, lovely medium ruby color. Slow forming legs that are light medium in color. The nose is in good condition. This is still a youthful wine, showing med intensity aromas of raspberry pit, gravel and moist soil, and a strawberry nuance. A bit floral, quite primary now, but certainly showing depth and complexity. On the palate, this is a dry wine, medium in body and alcohol (listed at 12.5%). The flavors are medium intensity, and come across initially as tart red fruit like sour raspberry and faint strawberry, coupled with gorgeously rounded out plum that is ever-so-background, as well as a gentle spicy character that joins well with the earthy and mineral-driven flavors. The acidity is med(+), just where it needs to be, with sturdy yet fine tannins that i think will allow this wine to age quite gracefully. The finish is med in length, repeating the flavors from the palate, especially tart red fruits washed in perfect minerality. This wine is already drinking nicely, and since I have very little experience with age-worthy Beaujolais, I would estimate a 2-4 year period that this wine will improve in bottle, followed by a 10+ year drinking window. This is a marvelous Beaujolais, and for $20/btl, I need a lot of it in my cellar. Buying the remaining 6 bottles in the store, wish they had a case or more.
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