Beaujolais holds many old vineyards, but this one sets a record at 114 years. This wine is firm and concentrated, with wood aging giving a minty character as well as a dry core, . Low-yielding vines bring richness and a solid texture that will repay another few months aging. Drink from mid-2018.
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.