92 points Vinous
"Bright violet. Vibrant, spice-accented red and blue fruit, Asian spice and floral pastille aromas show impressive clarity and a hint of smoky minerality. Sweet, seamless and concentrated, offering intense black raspberry and boysenberry flavors enlivened by a jolt of acidity and a touch of white pepper. Concentrated but lively in style, showing emphatic finishing cut and smooth tannins that fold quickly into the energetic fruit."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Located in Lantignie in Beaujolais is Domaine Raphael Chopin, a property of about five hectares of vines in Morgon, Regnie and Beaujolais Villages. The Domaine is made up of young vines planted in 1989, which are next to the oldest, gnarled vines planted in 1905. They are located near the crus of Régnie. Raphael’s philosophy is to be respectful of the terroir and the vines in order to offer the best of each vintage. He practices lutte raisonee, and most of the treatments used in the vineyard are of natural origin, such as sulfurs and copper.