Henry Fessy - Le Pavillon 2016

Updated: Dec 2, 2019

Henry Fessy

Le Pavillon 2016

Fleurie, France

It is late and the fridge is almost empty. So my dinner will be pane e salame. I am opting for this Beaujolais to moisturize my throat. It comes from Fleurie. Wines from this cru tend to be light and quite perfumed. Santé!


In the glass the wine has a ruby colour. The intensity is medium to pale. It is clear with no traces of deposits.


The aromas intensity is medium. The floral bouquet is quite vibrant with hints of rose and iris. After swirling, nice aromas of red fruits come out. Putting the nostrils in the glass, you can smell a delicate cedar, a fig (from Sainsbury) and a dried cranberry. There is a pinch of white pepper.


In the mouth, the wine is dry with a high level of acidity and medium tannins. The alcohol is medium (i.e. 13 %). It warms enough if you are not eating anything. The flavour intensity is medium plus with the floral fragrances and tertiary aromas becoming more clear. The raspberry becomes more succulent.

The finish is medium to medium plus.


It is an honest wine. Perfect for a “frugal” dinner based on charcuterie and cheese. If you are not afflicted by anxiety of social redemption, you will actually enjoy it. Then if you are used to uncork opulent Barolo every evening, then…. do you want be my friend?.

Final vote: 88

Price: £13.49 on waitrose.com

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