90 points James Suckling
"Raspberry, red-apple, licorice and mushroom aromas. It’s medium-bodied with sleek tannins and bright acidity. Earthy undertones. Drink now."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Beaujolais Villages is an appellation zone made up of 38 villages in the north of Beaujolais. The hilly terrain and granite soil here is considered superior to that of the flatter lands in the south of Beaujolais. As a result, Beaujolais Villages wines are considered to be of a higher quality than those of the straight Beaujolais appellation. These juicy, light bodied wines are based overwhelmingly on the Gamay grape variety. The appellation law has slightly different rules surrounding vinification and permitted yields than the more generic Beaujolais appellation. This gives rise to a slightly fuller-bodied, more concentrated style of wine. Most Beaujolais Villages wines are made for immediate consumption. However, some of the best examples can be cellared for up to five years. Tasting Notes: This wine has a pretty ruby red color with purple hues. The intense nose opens with notes of red fruits and peach. The mouth is round, with delightful notes of strawberry, raspberry, and peach. Food Pairing: A great pairing with wild game, meat dishes with sauces, roasts, charcuterie and cheese.