Benchmark Brouilly from a benchmark Beaujolais producer. Georges makes Gamay that’s cranked up just a little bit higher. It’s got everything – perfume, fruit bombs, bit of spice. Pure poise. This particular release is from old vineyards and Georges selects his most premium Brouilly fruit, denoted by the red wax seal. 2020 was a pretty hot year for Beaujolais, but the results are testament to producers such as Descombes (among others), who produce balanced and restrained examples while showcasing ripe fruit. Country pork terrine, cornichons and mustard to start your long lunch.