Winemaker Patrick Brunet’ tiny Domaine Robert estate consists of 50-60 year old vines, deeply rooted in the granitic soils of Fleurie. 2018 produced concentrated, structured Beaujolais, delicious today but with the bones to improve in the bottle over the next decade. Pretty remarkable for wine that comes in under $20. The ’18 is has great tension with dark black cherry fruit and a stony, long finish.
If you like to drink juicy, dark Pinot with a mineral streak, you owe it to yourself to pick up some Beaujolais from a real producer.
It is the perfect wine for that roasted chicken comfort dinner that I feel like cooking almost every night these days.