By: Christina Stanley
K&L Staff Member
You may know Les Frères Perroud for their wonderful cru Beaujolais, which I have tried and greatly enjoyed in the past, for their earthy depth and structure. I was delighted and surprised by their foray into Burgundy, which, though very lightly extracted and showing gamey aromas, opens up to a luscious, spice dominated palate. After the white and black pepper, anise and all spice come through, the most unusual elements of all make an appearance: fragrant guava, dried bing cherry and layered floral notes. This wine is drinking very well now, with easy tannins, but the brighter acidity that is characteristic of the vintage ensures ageability.