This is Bouland’s most structured and age worthy wine and it comes from a single hectare of 90 year old vines located on the Morgon-Chiroubles border, at the end of the Corcelette valley. Planted in 1926 on a south-east facing slope at 10,000 vines per hectare by Bouland’s grandfather, this incredibly steep terroir was historically known as Delys, though on the map it is now listed as Bois de Lys. Very poor, pure granitic sand. The 2016 has a darker, more structured profile as always, but it is certainly approachable now. In fact it is a very good drink today – especially from a decanter and with some barbequed meats. Expect lovely dark cherry, blackcurrant and bramble notes shot through with smoky, pitchstone-like minerality that will progressively become meaty with age. Like all the Bouland wines there is wonderful purity, precision and clarity that is rare in Beaujolais.
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