The general public may be aware of Beaujolais, but that awareness doesn’t seem to go very far, rarely moving beyond the catchy Beaujolais Nouveau. Blips of popularity do not sustain a wine region.
This has good minerality and a great acid backbone, offering a wide range of food pairings. Highly Recommended (91).
The nose smells like blackberries crushed over the crisp, smoky end of a good prime rib, with a bit of soy sauce in the background. Smokiness comes out on the palate, under juicy blackberries and crisp beef fat...
The graceful mineral acidity in the finish makes continued sipping irresistible. Very Highly Recommended (96).
This offers great layers of complexity at a reasonable Champagne price. Highly Recommended (91-93).
In my experience, vins clairs tastings are a rare opportunity to catch a glimpse of the wine before the bubbles, and to imagine their development over time; they are a unique foray into the magical kingdom of champagne.