Wine: Beaujolais’ big year
Here it comes: one of the best vintages for European wine in many years, said Dave McIntyre in The Washington Post. Of the many 2015 wines worth buying, Beaujolais should be among the _ rst you drink, because the “fun, foodfriendly, and consistently underrated” French red is best when young. What’s more, 2015 might be the _ nest Beaujolais vintage since the 1940s.
Château des Capitans Juliénas ($20). “Rich and savory, this wine brings to mind a cold winter’s night with a wood _ re and a boeuf bourguignon on the stove.”
Manoir du Carra Terre de Combiaty Brouilly ($18). Black cherry and “a hint of smoke” precede this wine’s delightfully citrusy _ nish. It should age well over the next few years.
Jean Paul Champagnon Cuvée Champagne Fleurie ($21). Pleasingly complex, this Beaujolais has aromas of violets “a and hint of mushrooms and herbs.”