2019 Santini Beaujolais Superieur

Lo-fi, vivid Beaujolais that has plenty of pep to balance the warm vintage ripe fruit.

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Some warm recent vintages in Beaujolais have resulted in some rich ripe releases, so it's nice to see a vibrant, fine wine from Chris Santini, made in his historic, shared cellar in Auxey-Duresses.

There is juicy, ripe fruit, cooked strawberries and raspberries perhaps, with good depth and concentration but this cracking Beaujolais feels lively and energetic to drink.

Beaujolais Superieur is a label based not on geography but primarily on alcohol - any Gamay-based wine made within AOC Beaujolais and released with more than 10.5% alc can be labelled as Superieur.

From Pacalet vines. A really stewed amaro cherry, stewed strawberry character. Very defined, almost jammy. Full of violets which unravel in the glass. The palate starts tightly wound with jammy fruit and develops into a myriad of defined, ripe, stewy fruits which linger on the palate.

92 Points - "This fruit comes from much vaunted Pacalet (the cult producer from Burgundy) vines. That's a pretty big deal for some people.Light and fine, faintly juicy but more about this sleek, slinky feel and kirsch-meets-amaro-like characters. Lithe and pretty wine, so easy to drink. You wouldn't say complex, but you would say compelling. Wonderful sense of vitality and energy here. Thirst-quencher galore" - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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