As with Bordeaux, I bought heavily in 2018 Beaujolais because the vintage is excellent. The wines have perfume and plenty of vibrant fruit whilst maintaining freshness, as acidity levels were good. The 2019 vintage looks patchier in terms of quality, with good wines at ‘cru’ level (the top appellations such as Fleurie, Morgon and Moulin-à-Vent) but more difficult for Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Villages. For The Society’s Beaujolais I have done a new blend of 2018 so that we can continue to sell that vintage for a while longer.
If you are lucky enough to have any 2016s in your cellar they are lovely and scented at the moment, and the 2017s are also showing well, with more body and structure.
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