Wine Advocate (Martin): 89 "The 2014 Régnié Vallières had been bottled the previous week after 6 months in cement vat. It already boasts a pretty nose, an ingénue with blackcurrant, black plum and thyme aromas unfolding in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. There is a citric core of fruit, plenty of energy, with tart cherries and a touch of raspberry confit on the finish. One of the better wines from Régnié that you will find.
Jean-Marc Burgaud had his arm bandaged up when I visited him this year. I enquired about this injury and he told me that he fell off the back of the tractor in the vineyard. Winemaking – it can be a dangerous business. “The 2014 vintage was very nice vintage,” he explained. “July was not perfect and it was a little rainy in August, but September was better. The wines are fruitier than 2013, and I think it will drink earlier. I’m using larger barrels now [up to 500-liters] as I find that in some Beaujolais the oak is too strong.” Jean-Marc creates some of the best Beaujolais wines that you can buy. Drink 2016-24"