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Fresh, perfumed and easy-drinking 2016s

Fresh, perfumed and easy-drinking 2016s

I was thrilled to take over buying Beaujolais last year, a region that I love for the generosity of its wines and the people who make them. My delight was complete when I discovered that I would be selecting the 2016 vintage, one of the best in many years. The wines are fresh, perfumed and easy drinking with excellent balance between fruit, alcohol and acidity – just what Beaujolais is all about. We still have good stocks of 2015s at cru level (Fleurie, Brouilly, Moulin-à-Vent etc), some of which we will be releasing over the coming months. 2015 was a hot year and the wines are richer, thicker-textured and have higher alcohol than normal. They will age well. The most recent vintage, 2017, is stylistically somewhere between the two preceding vintages, with good colour and depth, but with freshness and lift.

Tim Sykes
2018

Tim Sykes

Tim Sykes
Buyer for Beaujolais

2018



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