This was an atypical, though OK, Beaujolais, tending toward the big and tannic side, not the fruity and refreshing style.
Eye: Very dark ruby with violet highlights.
Mouth: Full bodied and surprisingly tannic, this wine seems to need some time in bottle to soften a bit. Deep and tightly-wound core of black cherry/plummy fruit, with some alcoholic warmth in the finish.
Cellar or drink? Hold for another year and then see if it's gotten any softer.
Price/store: $16 at Spec's on Smith.