Bringing together the threads of two recent articles, Beaujolais 2009 – buy, buy! and Fine selections from the Wine Society, here's a range of Beaujolais 2009s (and one 2007) available from the Wine Society in the UK.
All but the Society's own label wines can also be found outside the UK. Before tasting this selection, I had heard and read so many good things about this vintage in this region and was delighted to find it's pretty much all true.
These wines are exceptionally well priced in relation to their quality and pleasure quotient.
White pepper and restrained yet ripe dark fruit with a touch of minerality and still some sweetness. Deliciously silky and easy to drink even though it has both fresh fruit and a lightly built but evident structure. Combines finesse with a great deal of discreet flavour. Fine balance and fresh length. GV (JH)13%
Dusty ripe pears on the nose, rounded and full on the palate but with that pear graininess coming back. Seems surprisingly soft and rounded but there’s freshness right through to the end. Definitely showing characteristics of the region over those of the variety (Chardonnay). (JH)13%