"As readers already know, Domaine des Billards is one of my absolute favorite Cru Beaujolais producers, and I put them in my top five estates in the region. These wines age magnificently and really are the Chambolles of Beaujolais when they are fully mature (perhaps this explains my affinity?) and can rival the top wines of Morgon and Moulin-à-Vent at their apogees. They are probably not as long-lived, but at age twenty or thirty, Domaine des Billards is a great glass of wine! The 2014 Billards is an outstanding example of the vintage, offering up a pure and youthful bouquet of black cherries, red plums, a touch of nutskin, violets, complex soil tones, woodsmoke and a bit of raw cocoa. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, tangy and tightly-knit still, with a lovely core, impeccable focus and balance and a long, tangy and primary finish. This wine is still a year or two away from starting to seriously blossom and probably a decade away from its true zenith. Great juice."