As I will argue in France's wine orphans , beaujolais is one of the great wine bargains of the world at the moment. I recently had a chance to taste this wide range of current wines, and a few older vintages, in London and it includes some real steals. Unfortunately, the run of fine vintages that began in 2009 seems to have come to an end and 2012 was clearly very challenging, producing grapes that struggled to ripen properly. But even among the 2012s there were some successful expressions, and the 2011s, 2010s and 2009s included many wines of compelling interest - especially but not exclusively for summer drinking. I...
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