2018 Métras Fleurie VV Magnums

Posted by Joe Salamone

When we tally up the mind-bending bottles of Beaujolais that we've drunk, Métras looms very large.

The examples are too numerous to list, but most recently, there was an expectation-defying bottle of 1996 Fleurie. Catching a bottle of Métras when it's on is simply a profound experience. Of course, the magnum format only makes it better.

That helps to explain why we are so excited when a new vintage is released. Today, we're very happy to offer the 2018 Fleurie VV for $134.95.

I should warn you that for the 2018s, we received a lot fewer magnums than we have in previous vintages. These will go quickly.

Above all, it's the wines’ textural intrigue that makes them utterly captivating and unique. Their signature is a suave impression and the beautifully expressive mix of granite, flowers, and dark fruits.

The Fleurie VV is the bottling that sums up Métras' style the best. There's a soaring and totally gorgeous perfume and a spine of dark crushed rocks. It's a wine that explodes from the glass with violets, purple fruits, and jet-black minerality.

The 2018 Fleurie VV is an especially dark and jam-packed vintage. Métras' haunting textural complexity is blatantly obvious and is complemented by a deep core of dark minerality.

We've been really happy with how Métras has aged in riper vintages, like 2005 and 2009, and his 2017s (another ripe vintage) were gorgeous. It's early in the game, but everything points to the 2018 Fleurie VV being a seductive bottle that's not to be missed.

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

2018 Métras Fleurie VV Magnums

Special Magnum Price: $134.95