Château du Basty, Régnié (Beaujolais, Burgundy, France) 2015

($16, Jeanne Marie de Champs Selection):  The wines from Régnié, the last of the 10 villages in Beaujolais to achieve cru status, have a tendency to be hard and rustic.  Not this one.  This Régnié from the Château du Basty shows great refinement.  A charming rusticity and earthiness perfectly balances and complements its clean bright fruitiness.  Fresh and lively, there’s no over ripeness or sweetness.  This Régnié demonstrates the talents of the producer and the grandeur of the vintage.  And it’s a bargain.  Don’t miss it. 92 Michael Apstein Nov 14, 2017