Domaine Mont Bessay, Juliénas (Beaujolais, Burgundy, France) “En Bessay” 2021

($50, Misa Imports):  Wines from this new estate have the potential to put Juliénas on the same level as Morgon and Moulin-à-Vent when speaking of the Beaujolais cru.  The stunning 2021 En Bessay delivers as explosive array of red fruit and spicy flavors, seamlessly woven together.  Polished with a paradoxically charming briary component, the resulting texture is captivating.  Great freshness amplifies its tremendous appeal.  Fine tannins allow immediate enjoyment while still providing support.  It is an ideal choice for a hearty stew this winter.
94 Michael Apstein Dec 12, 2023