George Descombes Regnie Classique Gamay Noir 2019
George Descombes, part of the equivalent of the Big Four of Natural Thrashers of Beaujolais back in the day. Turning a region, a grape and a style of drink into something equally drinkable and contemplative. No easy feat, but executed perfectly.
Notes taken originally from the Guardfather:
Régnié is the most recent Cru in Beaujolais and perhaps the least well known. The 2019 Regnié from Georges Descombes is a delicious and finely balanced wine, even in a warmer vintage, Ripe and generous fruit is offset with lively acidity and a vivid intensity on the palate that keeps this wine lifted and fresh. On the nose there are high-toned earthy, meaty aromas of red and black currant, black raspberry, black cherry, rose, violets, and licorice. The palate has soft and finely integrated tannins and a beautiful texture, showing notes of ripe strawberry, plum and raspberry liqueur, blackberry, pomegranate, orange peel, baking spice and a granitic minerality, especially on the supple, complex and satisfying finish. This is a very versatile wine, really a superb Beaujolais - Chambers St Wines.
Grape: Gamay Noir