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Beaujolais: top-scoring St-Amour, Régnié, Juliénas and Chénas 2018 wines

After tasting more than 110 Beaujolais wines from 2018, Andy Howard MW says the vintage is one to enjoy with a range of enjoyable bottles coming from the crus of Saint-Amour, Régnié, Juliénas and Chénas.

See the full Beaujolais 2018 cru vintage report

Individual cru analysis and top-scoring wines for:

Morgon | Moulin-à-Vent | Fleurie | Brouilly & Côte de Brouilly

Saint-Amour, Régnié, Juliénas and Chénas 2018

There is plenty to celebrate from the 2018 vintage in Beaujolais with many of the region’s crus producing outstanding wines after a hot, dry growing season.

Andy Howard MW looks at what to expect from the 2018 wines coming from Saint-Amour, Régnié, Juliénas and Chénas, and highlights some producers to look out for.


Size: 237ha

A very small cru which is rarely seen, Chénas is named after the forests of oak which used to dominate the land here.

Quite full-bodied, earthy wines with more tannins evident, this is balanced by pronounced floral notes of rose and iris.

Domaine Piron-Lameloise produce a wine from quartz-rich soils which is always worth seeking out.

See Andy Howard MW’s top St-Amour, Régnié, Juliénas and Chénas 2018 wines

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