From 75cl. This badly needed an hour in the decanter, during which it shed its unappealing rough tannic carapace and emerged a bit softer than I remember from last time, but with the same distinctive bright cherry note. A lovely drink, but I think I prefered it when it was still in its first flush of youth. 88P
Bright cherry scent and entry, juicy, lovely fruit sweetness yielding to ever-so-slightly squeaky tannins on the mid-palate and persisting on to a surprisingly long, juicy moreish finish. Isn't this what really good Beaujolais is supposed to taste like (and alas so seldom does)? Move over Gamay, there are other grapes in town. This is a bottle which just screams: DRINK ME. So we did, with great pleasure. 89P
Dramatic blue-violet-purple colour; penetrating iron-filings/fresh blood scent and entry, very fresh, primary fruit reminiscent of slightly underripe blackberries; squeaky tannins on the mid-palate. One hell of a good wine; if it gains a little more depth this will be a 90 pointer. 89P(+)
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