Back Up The Truck - Cru Beaujolais Edition
2020 Dubost Moulin-à-vent En Brenay

Posted by Joe Salamone

This is the wine value of the year.

Moulin-à-vent produces some of the grandest examples of Beaujolais. Today, we're happy to offer a prime example of the Cru at turn back-the-clock pricing.

photo of bottle of Dubost Moulin a Vent En Brenay

Dubost's 2020 Moulin-à-vent En Brenay represents the sort of value that we're constantly seeking, but only very rarely find. It's been at least five years since Ian and I have found something comparable. This is a bottle that holds its own at $30 or more.

We created special case pricing, for a limited time, to encourage you to stock up on the wine. It's very much up in the air the next time that we'll be able to offer something like this.

Moulin-à-Vent has long produced what's considered the "Kings of Beaujolais." Its depth and power are unparalleled. It is also, unsurprisingly, the longest-aging wine of the Crus.

Dubost's 2020 En Brenay manages the somewhat miraculous trick of offering up plenty of Moulin-à-vent's structure and stern minerality while still being deliciously accessible and expressive.

It shows great complexity, delivering vivid plum, blueberry, and gently spiced cherry fruits backed by savory, almost meaty elements and notes of crushed stones. As stated, Moulin-à-Vent is most often the largest-proportioned of all Beaujolais' Crus, yet in Dubost's hands the wine has much more than power, it is finely etched and finessed.

Simply put, this delivers a lot of wine for the money. Its combination of freshness and silky texture makes it very versatile at the table and very enjoyable on its own. This is certainly a wine to have around in quantity.

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

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
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