The richness and structure of 2006 are evident in this wine, which has some spicy wood character as well as bouncy red fruits and soft tannins. The acidity and the wood need another month or two to properly come together. But this is certainly superior Beaujolais.
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.