On the fence about the 2013 Metras, Beaujolais
I was patient with the 2013 Yvon Metras, Beaujolais but in the end this wine drove me nuts. The nose is great and clearly evocative of an interesting Beaujolais but it is the flavors that distract me. In both the 2012 and 2013 vintages I picked up flavors of yeasty beer and popcorn. These flavors persist through the aftertaste which makes me forget what I enjoyed about the wine in the start. This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.
2013 Yvon Metras, Beaujolais – $30
Imported by MacArthur Beverages. Alcohol 11%. The complex nose engages with bright floral, potpourri aromas which overlay red fruit. The flavors follow the nose with expected brightness quickly accompanied by a dry structure and minerals. Soon yeasty flavors of Pilsner beer and popcorn come out. The popcorn flavor lasts through the long aftertaste and quite frankly, distracts me. ** Now but will last.