Laura Lardy, Chénas (Beaujolais, France) “La Fayarde” 2022

($30):  Chénas, the smallest of the 10 Crus (named villages) of the Beaujolais region, is known for producing robust wines.  Laura Lardy is one of Beaujolais’ top producers.  Put the two together and you get this deeply rich wine with a balancing tarriness and uplifting freshness.  A big boy, to be sure, but its suave texture and beautifully framed tannins make it a joy to drink now with hearty fare.
92 Michael Apstein Mar 26, 2024