Domaine des Bruyeres, Domaine des Bruyeres (Beaujolais, Burgundy, France) 2020

($22, Peter Weygandt Selection):  Chénas, the smallest of the ten named villages of Beaujolais, typically produces dark wines, like this one, that combine minerality and fruitiness.  This Chénas from Peter Weygandt, always a reliable name on a back label, displays a charming beefiness balanced by fine, not hard, tannins.  The “not-just-fruit” component makes this Chénas stand out.  Enjoyable now, this is a Beaujolais that will develop more complexity with age and continue to wow you.
92 Michael Apstein Dec 5, 2023