Although I am by no means the first to sing the praises of Cru Beaujolais, I do feel the need to call out anyone uttering the words: ‘it’s just Beaujolais’. Those of us that have been lucky enough to drink quality Beaujolais know that there is much more to Gamay than all that banana-scented, Nouveau garbage out there and that the 10 crus can each bring out a different aspect of the grape. While I may not be able to convince a Zin-lover to ditch his favourite bottle in favour of a Julienas, the least I can do is prove that not all Beauj is plonk.
That being said, I’ve decided to feature Cru-B’s for my wine group’s next tasting. This tasting has been delayed a couple of times, and I’ve unfortunately drained my stocks of interesting bottles from ‘abroad’ (see, Chambers Street Wines) – so, I’m stuck with the selection at the SAQ. I'm sure that there are some interesting bottles available, but I’m looking for suggestions from the ‘hounds of anything worth trying. I’m familiar with the majority of the JP Brun bottles, and also have enjoyed wines of L. Martray.
The Domaine du Vissoux Moulin-à-Vent (2009!) will definitely be one of the bottles. Has anyone tried it yet?
I hear the SAQ will be receiving some Lapierre Morgon’s this fall!
Thanks for your help!
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