Château de Pierreux, Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Brouilly, Beaujolais, 2020
(at London, 15 Nov 2021)
Drinking Window: 2021 - 2023
While you might, like me, be a fan of Beaujolais being poured with the Boxing Day leftovers, you might regard it as a little too light for the main event – but not this bottle, which comes in at a hearty 14.5% and has been aged in oak vats for six months. This is a muscular style with a really good hit of ripe cherry fruit that could easily take the cranberry sauce and all the other trimmings in its stride. Great value, too.