This is, for my money and taste buds, the best place to look for interesting, fairly priced bottles that you could drink year round. If I could snap my fingers and make half my collection into Beaujolais, I’d do it. It’s crazy what people pay for pinot from Burgundy or the best Napa bottles given that world-class Bojo can be found for $20, and usually tops out around $35.
(Here’s a great recent primer from the NY Times about the region and its high-quality wines.)
Anyway, this particular wine is textbook quality Beaujolais from an esteemed producer in a good vintage. It has the hallmark freshness of most bottles but with the seriousness of a gamay that is not messing around. Sour cherries and minerals. Put a slight chill on it and set sails to the Isle of Delicious.