This was a nice choice for a pre-dinner wine, especially since we agreed that we wanted something light and refreshing after being assaulted with American oak at the Aussie tasting.
I was worried about the Beaujoalis when taking my first sniffs, it started off smelling like a landfill at noon in mid-August. But that blew off after 10 minutes, and revealed black pepper, dried flowers, and blackberry notes. I got a trace of bitterness on the palate, sort of like pickle juice, but otherwise it was quite enjoyable.
I will have to try more Beaujolais to understand the style more coherently. On a pure rating scale (with utter ignorance of the varietal typicity of gamay), I'd give it 87-88P.