2018 Beaujolais

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R Roberts
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2018 Beaujolais

#1 Post by R Roberts » September 7th, 2019, 5:36 pm

I see Thivin has started to hit the shelves, so I'm starting a new thread for this vintage and any tasting notes. From William Kelley's early notes (viewtopic.php?p=2746235#p2746235 and viewtopic.php?p=2790524#p2790524), he provided a succinct summary:
In style, the 2018s are supple, fruit-driven and voluptuous, without the extremes of concentration of the 2015s, and often with more succulent fruit than that vintage, too, despite their below average acidities. People who love the mouthwatering liveliness and perfume of Gamay will not gravitate towards the vintage, but it's a fleshy, front-loaded, consumer-friendly vintage that will likely win the region new friends even if it doesn't routinely thrill its old ones.
Maybe these will be delicious now while the earlier vintages continue to rest in the cellar? I'm interesting in hearing any tasting notes or general thoughts on this vintage.
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Re: 2018 Beaujolais

#2 Post by T. Williams » September 12th, 2019, 6:52 am

Ordered '18 Roilette and Desvignes yesterday. First 2018 bojo's to be added to my cellartracker. I will follow up with first impressions when I crack one open, in November, when I pick them up.

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