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2019 Yvon Métras Beaujolais

SKU #1539251 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Métras's 2019 Beaujolais—this year there's just one bottling—opens in the glass with scents of peonies, rose hip, cherry pits and red berry fruit. Medium-bodied, bright and precise, with melting tannins and an ample, elegantly fleshy core, it's a pretty, fine-boned wine in this sunny vintage. One of the godfathers of the natural wine movement in the Beaujolais, the elusive Yvon Métras shuns the press, but when his wines show well, they're some of the region's most captivating, so since I began covering this region, I've made a point of reviewing them from my own cellar. While some of the 2018s which had impressed me last year now show unpleasant levels of "goût de souris," a microbiological flaw reminiscent of mouse urine that some consider proof of authenticity, the young 2019s are—for now and for the most part—striking wines, with special mention due to a magical Fleurie that Métras fans will want to make a special effort to track down. (WK) Inner quote mark (8/2021)


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