There's no other region in the world that consistently shatters the price-to-value ratio than Beaujolais. In great vintages, this ratio is not only shattered but completely obliterated. Today we're offering one of these value behemoths.
From the 96 point vintage and one of Beaujolais top Cru's comes the 2018 Domaine J. Boulon Moulin-a-Vent. Warmer weather means it's time to bring out the grills and pour yourself an inviting glass of Beaujolais. Your wine-loving friends at BHW have you covered!
This wine tastes like a spring vacation. It's immediately comforting and welcoming. Medium-bodied, fruit-forward, featuring a bouquet of red cherries, strawberries, cranberry, rose peddles, and a hint of baking spice. The wine is richly textured with vibrant red fruits, and immensely expressive. This crowd-pleasing potion is a one-way ticket to a palate satisfying spring break.
You can't have spring break without immaculate weather. So just like the 2015 and 2016 "best ever" vintages in Brunello, Beaujolais too had twin great vintages in 2018 and 2019. James Suckling tells us Beaujolais experienced the "warmest growing season on record" and that the "2018s are powerful and concentrated with fine tannins and enough acidity to balance."
This historically warm weather has greatly benefited the Gamay grape and the vineyards of Beaujolais. Unlike Pinot Noir–which doesn't perform as well with warmer weather–Gamay has adapted remarkably well to the rising temperatures. The added power and concentration mean that grapes from the top Cru's of Morgon and Moulin-a-Vent have a greater chance of standing the test of time while retaining their youthful pleasure.
That's right, Moulin-a-Vent is one of Beaujolais best Cru's. Nicknamed, "the Lord of Beaujolais," wines from Moulin-a-Vent are long-lived, expressive, and powerful. The wines of Moulin-a-Vent (which means 'windmill' in french) resemble the historical windmill that overlooks the vineyards of this prestigious cru. They're strong, age-worthy, beauties that are downright enjoyable!
If you're looking to break away from the day-to-day responsibilities of life in 2022, let this gorgeous Gamay take you on a palate engaging sabbatical. This much-needed R and R is coming to you at the best price in the country!