TN: 2009 Perraud Cotes de la Molieres Beaujolais Villages

Decanted as the wine wasn’t fined or filtered, there was a bunch of sludge at the bottom of the bottle. Dark as I can ever recall seeing beaujolais. The aromatics are to die for: pepper-laced raspberry, dried meats and some violets. It smells like freshly crushed fruit. The palate is sappy and lifted and there’s nice delineation and cut. Love the earth notes/rocks going on, too. Very persistent finish, a wine that makes you smile.