This is the top cuvee from one of the top producers in Beaujolais. Deep ruby in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has a significant amount of barnyard on it. While I enjoyed it, this may be off putting to some. Also, plenty of cherries, black cherries, and charred wood. On the palate, the cherries come thru along with some sour cherries, and a bit of earthiness. Plenty of depth. Great acidity. Still showing very young with light tannins. Nice finish. This probably needs another three to five years if well stored. It will work well with casseroles and stews as well as roasted meats or fowl.