The 2018 Régnié from Georges Descombes is a finely balanced wine, even in a warmer vintage. Régnié is the most recent Cru in Beaujolais and perhaps the least well known. Stylistically the wines have a lovely velvety charm but perhaps without the minerality of some of the other Crus. They excel with an attractive fruitiness and vivid freshness that makes them perfect to drink in their first few years and the best examples, such as this, will age further. This 2018 is a beauty and has a vivid magenta/pink colour with attractive fruity aromas (confit strawberry, herbs, flowers..) In the mouth it is very crispy and juicy with fresh, crunchy and vibrant fruit and a long stony and bright finish; this is pretty hard to put down! Andrew Guard.