2009 Beaujolais: Required drinking.

Wine, beer, and other potent potables.
Feb. 11 2011 4:18 PM

The Nouveau Beaujolais

2009 gave winemakers in the troubled Beaujolais region the great vintage they desperately needed.

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In case I haven't adequately conveyed my enthusiasm for the '09s, here's a list of wines that I consider required drinking. Some will be easier to find than others; all should be sought immediately.

Marcel Lapierre Morgon ($25)
Jean-Paul Thévenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes  ($32)
Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée Corcelette ($32)
Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py ($30)
Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly ($22)
Michel Tête Juliénas ($21)
Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette ($20)
Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive ($25)
Jean-Paul Brun/Domaine des Terres Dorées Morgon ($20)
Jean-Paul Brun/Domaine des Terres Dorées Moulin-â-Vent ($25)
Jean-Paul Brun Beaujolais L'Ancien ($16)
Louis Jadot/Chateau des Jacques Moulin-â-Vent ($20)
Louis Jadot/Chateau des Jacques Moulin-â-Vent Clos de Rochegrès ($32)
Pierre-Marie Chermette/Domaine du Vissoux Fleurie Poncié ($26)
Daniel Bouland Morgon Delys ($25)

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