Romain Jambon is a new discovery for me. He’s a fourth generation, 23 year old winegrower in Beaujolais, with 7 hectares in Brouilly to play with. This wine is really fine, and blind I don’t think I’d go to Gamay at all – probably more in the direction of a lighter cool-climate Syrah. It’s one of a range of Beaujolais being brought in by Sipp London, a new-ish merchant in South Kensington.
Romain Jambon Brouilly ‘Les Eronnes’ 2010 Beaujolais, France
13% alcohol. Fruity, vibrant and direct with lovely fresh black cherry and plum fruit. Ripe and full yet still fresh with a nice peppery, grippy frame to the fruit. Juicy and vibrant, and quite pure. Good structure. This is a really super expression of Gamay. 91/100 (£13.95 Sipp London)