A modest wine for New Year’s Eve

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A lovely experience tonight and surprising as well. We are drinking Granger’s Beaujolais Villages “Le Fetrau” from the 2013 vintage. The wine is at peak performance, very much resolved with all elements in balance. Classic true Gamay bouquet, dark fruited with a gamy, wild berry mien, solid on the palate with body yet light on its feet. Bitter cherry finish with that granite backbone that places this wine in that northern tier of Beaujolais. This is serious stuff that proves a five year waiting period is totally appropriate for Beaujolais vinified as a wine of structure rather than ease.

We have had a long history with Pascal Granger but now he is hitting a new sweet spot.

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