Château Thivin

Famille Geoffray Côte de Brouilly Gamay 2019

Château Thivin, Côte de Brouilly, Vintage 2019, ABV 14.1%.

Côte de Brouilly is a Beaujolais Cru named after the blue volcanic hillsides from which this wine comes, and where Château Thivin is located, in the northern part of the Beaujolais region. 🇫🇷

This wine is made exclusively from Gamay grapes which were grown on old vines, which may have contributed to the concentrated fruit aromas and flavors of this wine.  🍇

This wine has a nice structure. It is dry with medium(+) acidity, a medium(+) body, high alcohol, medium(-) tannins, and medium(+) intensity of aromas and flavors including black cherry, blackberry, plum, raisin, violet, lavender, chalk and slate. It has aging potential, but is delish even as a baby.

This wine was aged for 6 months in oak foudres prior to bottling.

We’ve paired this wine with a chicken schnitzel and a watercress-apple and fennel relish. It is a lovely complement.
— 5 days ago

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Deked1, Sharon and 25 others liked this


@Jason Brater Cheers right back at you! This Gamay is delicious!!!
Romain Fitoussi

Romain Fitoussi

😍 Greddy in the youth, delicate and refined after 4, 5 years in the cellar


@Romain Fitoussi I will have to buy and hold a few more of these. I’d love to experience the evolution 💕💕

Clos De La Roilette

Clos de la Roilette Fleurie Gamay 2013

Nose is a hoisin, deep red fruit, violets, dried herbs, a touch of meat. Clove and spice. Palate still bright. Reliably good with age. — 4 days ago

Aravind, Tom and 32 others liked this

Remoissenet Père et Fils

Fleurie Gamay 2018

Our first official, post-COVID dinner with most of our old wine crew, plus new friends. No notes, but honest scores. — 11 days ago

Byron, Eric and 23 others liked this

Domaine des Billards (Héritiers Loron)

Clos des Billards Saint-Amour Gamay 2019

American geography ignoramus that I am, little did I know that the Northernmost tip of the Rhone- Cote Rotie- is the kissing cousin of Beaujolais. St. Amour is more midpoint, but has that great granite terroir which makes this long standing Cru Bojo (& under 20$) a perennial fave. It’s that mineral tautness I love. — 4 days ago

Peter, Severn and 7 others liked this


Traboules Côteaux du Lyonnais Gamay 2019

Dan R

Enjoyed this producers wines in the past, was excited to see this at the LWS. Excellent. Electric, vivid, with great energy and hums across the palate. Very floral and quite mineral, with red fruit on the palate along with some herbs and funk. Really comes alive with air. Coup de cœur... — 2 months ago

Byron, Severn and 3 others liked this

Chateau Du Moulin À Vent

Moulin-a-Vent Gamay 2018


Fun to try different vintages in a short time period. The ‘18 shows more dark fruit with a touch of earth. The ‘16 had more spice and citrus. Beautiful and delicious. — 7 days ago

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Mike, Dawn and 14 others liked this

Domaine du Vissoux / Pierre-Marie Chermette

Poncié Fleurie Gamay 2017


Tasty juicy Beaujolais. One day closer to the weekend. — 6 hours ago

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Daniel, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this

Domaine Diochon

Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2018

Nice deep fruit. Quite ripe. Loads of tannin. A bit boozy on the finish and tannins are kind of young-angular. This should age well. Very good but not what I expected. Biggest Cru Bojo I’ve ever tasted. Better after decant from the fridge. — 6 days ago

Dylan, Jenks and 1 other liked this


I love Moulin A Vent. Def the boldest of the bojos. Wild how different it is from Fleurie. They’re neighboring sites and taste like completely different wines.

Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun)

Cuvée l'Anciene Beaujolais Gamay 2018

Beautiful Beaujolais that transcends the appellation. With 3 years it’s starting to behave like a Pinot Noir. Blind of all, we’d certainly be wrong. A wine that needs at least one hour of aeration to give time to the beautiful material to deploy. Fine, tight and persistent tannins. Serve at 12-13 degrees.

Superbe Beaujolais qui transcende l’appellation. Avec 3 ans ça commence à se comporter comme un pinot noir, d’ailleurs à l’aveugle on s’y tromperait certainement. Un vin qui a besoin d’une heure d’aération au moins pour laisser le temps à la belle matière de se déployer. Tanins fin, serrés et persistants. Servir à 12-13 degrés.
— 15 days ago

Daniel P., Ira and 22 others liked this

Annick Bachelet

Les Charmes Morgon Gamay 2018

Aromas of grape bubble gum, bananas and intense purple flowers. Black fruit flavors with hints of mineral and herbs. Beautiful reddish/purple color. Medium body and light acidity. Great QPR! — 11 days ago

Bob, Paul and 3 others liked this