Beaujolais is a bit unfashionable these days. So many of the wines failed to deliver what Gamay from this part of the world is known for – ‘fun’.
Kermit Lynch famously described Beaujolais as the ‘one-night stand of wines.’ Fortunately, with the 2009 vintage, Beaujolais seems to have rediscovered fun, and mingled in a hint of seriousness, too. It’s a cracking vintage, with lovely purity and focus to the fruit. And this is a good example.
Henry Fessy Brouilly 2009 Beaujolais
13% alcohol. Sweet cherry and raspberry fruit dominates. Quite vibrant and rich with some floral violet notes. Juicy and fresh but with lovely fruit exression. Rich and quite dense but showing lovely purity and clarity. 91/100 (£9.99 Waitrose)