Wine of the Week AU
Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly Les Sept Vignes 2016, Beaujolais, AUD $47
Wow! This is about as good as it gets in Beaujolais. 2016 was evidently a great year. The colour is profound, the bouquet opulently ripe, plums and a hint of herby foresty whole-bunch character. The wine is all-round very ripe, big and lush. Abundant supple tannins and considerable power. Impressive. (Cork)
Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting
Ageing: drink now to 15 years
Food: drink with the best artisanal sausages
Stockists: Fiveway Cellars, Paddington – NSW; Prince Wine Store, South Melbourne – Vic; Heart and Soil (AU distributors). Australia only
Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How the wine fits in the winery’s range?