In order to be fair to this wine, I have to put aside predispositions about what Beaujolais SHOULD be like. Because this is a monster wine. Fully saturated color. Intense nose has dark crunchy dark cherry/berry fruit, intense cracked granite minerality. Massively concentrated flavors in the mouth. Tannic too. While finesse isn’t a word I’d use with this one, it avoids the blocky heaviness of a lot of 15s. Peppery heat peaks through in the finish. Pretty decent acidity. — 2 years ago
England, Chiddingstone, The Castle, Dinner, Claudio, John & Fab. — 6 years ago
Drink a little cooler than room temp.
Beauty on the nose. Dream on the palette. — 2 years ago
What’s not to like — 3 years ago
After spring cleaning all day yesterday i wanted a wine i knew would be totally delicious. A job for cru Beaujolais! This one exceeded expectations. I think it’s drinking perfectly right now. Lots of raspberries backed by lavender and autumn leaves and spice. — 5 months ago
Juicy red fruit, nice spine of minerality, some smokiness — 3 years ago
Prune and raisins, like a dry red port. Delicious — 4 years ago