Daniel Bouland '22s - "Reference Point" Beaujolais only $52

Daniel Bouland is undeniably one of the greatest producers in Morgon, if not in all of Beaujolais, well-attested by the heaping of praise from top Burgundy critics like Will Kelley and Jasper Morris (see below!). Indeed, if Bouland was based in a flashy Cote d'Or village, I have no doubt his wines would fetch ten times the price. Blessed we are then that he is situated in "humble" Beaujolais, where parting with only a pineapple and change can buy you wines of immense character, intensity, and longevity from vines nearly 100 years old. Wines of this sort of value are rarer than hens' teeth - quantities are extremely limited as always so don't miss out! 

“This estate is one of my personal reference points for the Beaujolais. Concentrated and succulent, Bouland's wines are beautifully differentiated by site and age gracefully…” - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate 

“This tiny wine grower of the hamlet of Corcelette… has seduced us for a few years now with his concentrated and textured Morgons. The fruit weight in no way masks the almost wild minerality of the soil. These wines have an intensity that can only come from old vines that are impeccably cultivated… We do not hesitate to say that you will find here the best value for money in red wine.” - La Revue du Vin de France

"Even Bouland himself struggled to find fault in his wines from what is an outstanding vintage for Beaujolais. “I’m not complaining,” he told us—a phrase you will not often hear from this notoriously self-critical grower. The main takeaway from the year is how fresh and racy the wines are, considering the vintage could be summarised as hot and dry. Unlike 2020, when the lack of water resulted in thick skins, little juice and deep, structured wines, 2022 was completely different. Although an August harvest once again, alcohol levels are lower than in 2020, and the fruit is more vibrant and balanced. The only clue to the nature of the year is how irresistible the wines already are." - Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy

"Daniel Bouland is one of the very finest producers in the commune of Villié-Morgon. There may be producers in this village that are more famous than Monsieur Bouland, but to my palate, there are none here who make superior wines." - John Gilman, View From the Cellar

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