This is a fine example of how well some Beaujolais can age. The fruit is fading but it has been replaced by a wine with fine maturity, rich, concentrated, showing sweet tannins over still-fresh acidity. There is just a hint of wood aging to underline the richness of the wine.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.