Anne-Marie Perret 2000 Morgon Grand Cras, $11
This starts out with a nose of barnyard, earth, minerals and plum/raspberry fruit. On the palate, there is deep plum/raspberry fruit mellowed by maturity with some beety accents and strong notes of earth, herbs and minerals. Very smooth and elegant with good acidity. Excellent match with pesto. The next day, it’s similar, though the fruit has some cranberry as well. The earth and mineral elements are delightful. I think this is a very fine example of how good cru Beaujolais can be with some age on it. Importer: Kysela.