Yesterday (November 15th) brought us the celebrated Beaujolais Nouveau Day and while tasting a handful of Beaujolais Cru's I found myself fascinated by the above bottling of Domaine des Billards Saint-Amour 2009. Belonging to the Barbet and Teissier families natural/organic farming is practiced in the vineyards as well as traditional winemaking.
The wine has some nice bright fruit aromas jumping out of the glass at first, but on the palate a whole different story of complexity. Luscious red fruits and cherry notes are balanced by a wonderful minerality and earthiness. The most focused Beaujolais I have tasted in a while and it really stood out from the rest. You can find this wine through David Bowler imports for the U.S. market.
A Beaujolais Slinger at L'express on Park ave and 20th st. New York.