We tasted this bottle last week and were quite impressed. This wine is from 60 year -old vines, and it has incredible focus, depth and definition. The wine displayed amazing notes of red and blue fruits, minerals, earth, and garrigue. It was quite intense yet light on the palate. The last several vintages of this wine have scored in the 90 point plus range, and we except this one to be among the recent best! We really love the note the importer Anthony Lynch wrote on this wine below so we wanted to share that as well.
A best buy, and a great cellar saver!
Juliénas is perhaps the most diverse of Beaujolais’s ten crus, making it difficult to generalize about the character of its wine. Soils range from granite to schist with pockets of clay, sand, and alluvial deposits, while a wealth of different exposures and elevations also contribute to its countless possible expressions of the Gamay grape. Site is therefore crucial, and the hill of Beauvernay is certainly among the top vineyards in the appellation. Cédric Chignard inherited this small plot of land from his mother, and the old vines here now produce a fine companion to the lovely Fleurie upon which Michel, Cédric’s father, built the domaine’s reputation. At high altitude on steep slopes of schist-like blue volcanic stone, Beauvernay yields concentrated fruit with racy acidity and an intense mineral backbone—a vin de terroir if there ever was one. An electric lightning bolt of Gamay, this Beaujolais can be enjoyed today or aged for several years.