Beaujolais

Paul-Henri Thillardon

Les Carrières Chénas Gamay 2017

Amazing how much there is left to discover. Chenas, so under the radar, is on par with the best of Beaujolais.

This is exceedingly well balanced, complexed - full bodied but feminine. Aromas exude youth - fresh berries and perfumed flowers. Little bit of orange and raspberry - good chew and acid with velvety plush. Zero tannin nod to Guy Breton - every bit as good.
— 6 days ago

Ron, Alex and 10 others liked this

Jean Foillard

Fleurie Gamay 2015

No formal notes but gosh had I missed this! This is elite beaujolais wine crafting. Bright fruit, matter, nuances, in a nutshell life in the glass. With that Foillard touch that can't be mistaken. More of that ! — 3 days ago

P, Severn and 6 others liked this

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. — 13 days ago

Aravind, Severn and 4 others liked this

Jean-Claude Lapalu

Le Rang du Merle Beaujolais-Villages Gamay 2011

Super floral! Needs a few hours (a day really) to come around but after that it’s all lilacs and dried roses with strawberries, cherries, dead leaves, green peppercorns, and wet earth. Drinking like a dream at the moment but not sure how much time the 2011 has left in it. I would drink now or soon. — 3 days ago

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Lapalu is brilliant and they age!
9.1

Marcel Lapierre

Morgon Gamay 2017

Still the best village of 2017 among the greatest. Conveniently my friends brought me 6 additional bottles from France 😍 — 3 days ago

P, Peter and 17 others liked this

Guy Breton

Chiroubles Gamay 2017

Cathy Corison
8.9

Gassy and disconcertingly cloudy. Pretty fruit. Stability in the bottle is a concern. — 4 days ago

William martin
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Severn, Ryan and 22 others liked this

Jean Foillard

"Cuvée Corcelette" Morgon Gamay 2017

Simply one of the best corcelette I have had. Awesome at every step. Great length, great width, intoxicating nose, and superb finish. All along a bright juicy cherry and a real complexity are taking the stage by storm. Not far from a masterpiece. — 3 days ago

P, Severn and 16 others liked this

Jean Foillard

Morgon Gamay 2017

Second take on the 2017. No formal notes this time but more air for the wine. And this time it was much better. Everything that is cool with Foillard un an easy going wine which encourages sip after sip. Foillard is great. — 3 days ago

P, Severn and 7 others liked this

Marcel Lapierre

Cuvée Marcel Lapierre Morgon Gamay 2011

Juicy & delicious! Showing ripe cherry, strawberry, orange peel, earthy with licorice & floral notes. — 4 days ago

Severn, Ryan and 2 others liked this

Château de Juliénas

Juliénas

Love lapierre wines! First time tasting his julienas! Pretty red fruit & earth! Another bday wine 😋 — 9 days ago

Serge, Dr. and 7 others liked this