Today is Beaujolais Nouveau Day and I’m not going to drink any.
Instead, I’m going to enjoy a lovely Cru Beaujolais, which is one of the most underrated (and therefore greatest values) in the French wine industry.
My latest story for Edify explores Beaujolais in more detail. Go check it out and let me know what you think – and if you agree that it’s a “poor man’s Pinot” or not.
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I quite agree with you on Cru Beaujolais. I read a long time ago about the ability of good Beaujolais resembling a Burgundy with 8 to 10 years in the cellar.Since then I have tried to experiment with aging Beaujolais but the pickings were slim, restricted mostly to George Deboeuf wines. A couple of years ago, in 2019, I opened a 2003 Deboeuf Julienas and despite it being about 15 years of age it was still big and dark-fruited and rather uncharacteristic. The guesses around the table were new world Pinot and Spanish Grenache. In the intervening years I have been able to cellar Cru Beaujolais from more fancied producers.