This Beaujolais Cru has the reputation of going 20 years and longer. This wine, from the very good 2000 vintage, is not going to make it. Compared to the last bottle I had in 2009, it has faded considerably, and it was definitely a poor choice to go with spicy Asian fusion dishes from Chin Chin in Mattawan, MI. With less aggressive food the second night, however, it was very good.
Brickish tints with substantial sediment. Smells and flavors of fruit (dark cherry) and flowers. Not as good as it was six years ago but still has charm, depth and concentration.