Julien Sunier Fleurie 2010, a delicious, serious Beaujolais

This is a really good example of how Beaujolais is becoming SERIOUS.

It’s naturally made, from organically (in conversion) farmed vineyards. It is from vineyards at almost 500 m in elevation, on a south-facing plt on pink granite, planted at high density from 50 year old vines (10 000 vines per hectare).

Julien Sunier Fleurie 2010 Beaujolais, France
12.5% alcohol. Beautifully expressive and relatively complex for Beaujolais, this is fresh and sappy with lovely cherry fruit, as well as subtle greenness and fine spiciness. Some tannin, but it’s pretty silky. Pretty but serious, with a structured, mineral, savoury character alongside the sweet cherry fruit. 93/100 (£16.95 Roberson, £19.50 Berry Bros & Rudd)

1 comment to Julien Sunier Fleurie 2010, a delicious, serious Beaujolais

  • Dieter

    What are your views about the pricing of serious Bojo? Is it aspirationally looking to the North or is there real demand outstripping supply? This example is getting close to good reds from the Cote Chalonnaise in price when Pinot is supposed to be fickle variety and Gamay reportedly doesn’t mind overcropping.

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