Julien Sunier 2017 Pur Jus Wild Soul Beaujolais VillagesRegular price £23
Julien Sunier's wines are some of the best in Beaujolais, but with demand increasing there is seldom enough to go around. Hence 'Pur Jus', his négociant label, and this wine 'Wild Soul' which is made with organically farmed, old vine fruit from superior vineyards. It is superb value, full of peppery character and soft dark fruit flavours.
Peppery dark-red fruit. Dusty rocky. Almost chalky in texture but very juicy and fresh. Dry vintage has given more power because there was less juice in the berries. Fine but very definite tannin. Extremely fresh and moreish. Tight and dusty on the finish. Some grip but the tannins are fine-boned.
16 pointsJulia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, 26/07/2018
100% Gamay. Pur Jus is Julien Sunier's négociant label. Organically farmed fruit. Aged in egg-shaped tanks, cement and steel tanks. No sulphur added.