Stéphane Aviron, Juliénas (Burgundy, France) 2016

($21, Frederick Wildman And Sons Ltd):   While not as ripe and fleshy as the 2015 wines from Beaujolais, the 2016s are racier while maintaining charm for which the region is known.  Aviron’s Juliénas borrows a bit of the density of his Chénas and combines it with an alluring spice.  Suave mild tannins and bright acidity make it ideal for current consumption.
92 Michael Apstein Feb 20, 2018