2016 Beaujolais

Jean-Claude Lapalu

Alma Mater Gamay 2016

Lyle Fass
9.4

Glorious bottle. Nose has a tiny bit of funk but glorious cherry fruit, soil tones, mineral, minty, menthol, gloriously fresh, deep, silky, velvety, crushing acidity but gentle as well. Savory, umami on the finish. Finishes so mineral. Tasting granite. — 17 days ago

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Famille Dutraive

Lieu dit en Papolet Chénas Red Blend 2016

Juicy strawberries, light and fruity, completely gluggable! — 2 days ago

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Jean-Marc Burgaud

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2016

This Morgon needs some more time in bottle. After it opened up it showed its potential and is already a prime example of why the terroir of Côte du Py is so desirable. Complex and aromatic with cherry and earth dominant and a smooth finish that leaves you wanting another sip. Elegant and powerful. — 21 days ago

Domaine de la Prébende

Beaujolais Vieilles Vignes de Gamay Noir 2016

hot day in Arizona with a little chill on this Gamay it is a perfect Summer sipper with light foods. Soft mouthfeel, tart cherry and wonderful smooth finish. — 4 days ago

Domaine des Marrans

Corcelette Morgon Gamay 2016

Drink a little cooler than room temp.
Beauty on the nose. Dream on the palette.
— 4 days ago

Louis Claude Desvignes

Climat Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2016

Wow. Burgundian prettiness of fruit with an almost Californian dustiness. One of my favorite Beaujolais I’ve ever tasted — 14 days ago

Guy Breton

Vieilles Vignes Morgon Gamay 2016

+2hr decant.

Nose has abundant red fruits, minerally cherry, dried violet, light baking spice and white pepper. (I can't take my nose out of the glass, wow!)

Palate has sweet red cherry, blackberry, ripe cranberry, tannins are light.

I may be hard pressed to blind this and not think Pinot Noir...

Great, young bottle from a spectacular vintage. A troubling season for many with severe frost leaving a very low yielding vintage for those able to make wine. The top cuveé for Breton, the P'Tit Max was not made in 2016. The fruit from the ancient vines of that vineyard were blended into the Vieilles Vignes bottling for this vintage. So drink and rejoice at how gifted we are for the VV bottle, with something extra for 2016!

A thorough review by Delectable (Josh Raynolds) provides more description and adjectives of the wine characteristics then I can summon, seek it.

Future bottles should be enjoyed 2024+
— a month ago

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Ely Cohn

Ely Cohn

I think this is one of the more special wines I’ve opened ever. They are really incredible. See if you can find one of the single vineyard bottlings - Wilson Daniels is the importer.
Severn Goodwin

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@Ely Cohn Tag me in the wine you're taking about, otherwise we're just agreeing on how good this Breton is, thanks.
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Gang of Four. Love the wine. Nice.

Marcel Lapierre

Morgon Gamay 2016

Dinner party, notes will be limited.
Raspberry, cherry, strawberry, 1500ml super fun party time!
— 18 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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@Timothy Eustis What time? Trade only?
Timothy Eustis

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Hi. pm me. Tim.eustis@redlioninn com
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Gang of Four never disappoint

Georges Descombes

Morgon Gamay 2016

Tart cherry, cedar chips! Very light and refreshing! — 4 days ago

La Dernière Goutte

Sang Neuf Beaujolais Gamay 2016

Earthy Beauj, subdued red fruits and minerality evident. Fizzy and, for the first 30 minutes, funky. Nice natural wine — 17 days ago