While Brouilly is one of the lighter of the Beaujolais crus, it still is a step up from Villages, as this ripe wine shows. With weight and some tannins, it promises moderate aging while also offering a delicious cherry profile drinking now.
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.