Mature Metras: A Magnum List
2018 Yvon Metras Beaujolais 'Première Mise'
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Metras’ straight Beaujolais comes from a couple parcels just outside Fleurie. In 2018 there are two bottlings from two ‘pickings.’ This is the earlier of them and its wine the redder and fresher of the pair.
I tend to prefer Metras around 5-10 years post-vintage when the wines have added spicy depth yet retain much energy and fruit purity. Fuller maturity can bring great(er) rewards though it becomes a more bottle-to-bottle affair. The wines here are famously moody and become increasingly mercurial with time. Experience teachers to err early where decanting remains a useful option for bottles that need prodding.