In a recent tasting of Cru Beaujolais, this was my top rated wine. It is a big wine, but has the structure to hang the fruit on and everything is in proportion. Purple in color, ruby at the rim, mostly opaque and bright. Great nose. Some oak showing but not overbearing. Cherries, black cherries, dark chocolate, slight spice and even a floral tone. Full bodied. Firm tannins. On the palate, this is delicious. Black cherries, cherries, a bit of anise and dark chocolate. Long finish. This drinks great on its own, but will work well with most foods. It would be a nice choice with a C
Another in the old school style of Cru Beaujolais. Garnet in color, clear and bright. The nose has cherries, some black cherries and what a friend noted as "Autumn spices" i.e. cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. Medium bodied. Light tannins. Good balance. On the palate, black cherry fruit with a touch of anise. An almost menthol note on the finish. This drinks well on its own but even better with food. Poached salmon would work well. Drink over the next ten years or so.
This is an outstanding wine. If you are not looking at Cru Beaujolais wines then you are missing out on one of the real value regions for red wines anywhere. This one retails for $30 but if you're lucky, you can find it for less. The bottle I tried was $20. Ruby in color, a bit muddled. The nose is great. Dusty with some decayed meat (in a good way), earth and plums. A slight asparagus note. On the palate, this has a lovely texture. Plush with few seams. Medium bodied. Medium tannins. Plums and cherry fruit. Some depth. Good finish. This may still get a bit better as it matur