Château Thivin

Les Sept Vignes Côte de Brouilly Gamay

Vintage 2010 | I cannot recall drinking this Château Thivin before. I was blown away with this twelve year old Côte de Brouilly, that I tasted next to Bordeaux CS/M and Argentinian CS. At the first sniff I thought it to be passed away… but with aeration - I tried from several bottles with a barbecue - it opened up and made a methamorphosis from frog to princess. Beautiful blackberry and other red fruit. Vibrant taste, not showing its age. Drinking supple and giving much joy. Song of praise for Gamay! — 3 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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@Peter Sultan thx I will put some some bottles in the cellar
Timothy Lynch

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Any wine reviewer that can pen a wine’s journey as a “methamorphosis [sic] from frog to princess” simply deserves a TEN! Thank you, Peter. You made my day. 😎

Château Thivin

Côte de Brouilly Gamay 2013

PnP’d. Better than expected. Modestly bright red color. Earth, grass, and bing cherries on the nose. Fruit forward with some hints of spice. Nice texture and complexity. — 2 days ago

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Marie-Elodie Zighera Confuron

Clos de Mez Fleurie Gamay 2010

Magnum, from a private cellar sold via wine store. The concentration is there, but the vibrancy & fruit are on the downward slope. But a 40$ experiment well worth the pull. — 11 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Score, nothing better than aged Beaujolais, in mag, for cheap!
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Exactly- I mean, you can barely secure a Beaujo Villages at 20$ a pop now @Severn Goodwin

M. & C. Lapiere

Juliénas Gamay 2018

Popped and poured; no formal notes. I found this bottle of the 2018 Juliénas to be good…but not on the level of enjoyment that I get from Lapierre’s standard Morgon. It’s very pretty and floral…and a bit natty with some barnyard funk reminding you that these wines see the lightest of touches. A nice, somewhat rustic wine. Perhaps I’m being a bit harsh…but the Morgon is so compelling in comparison. Drink now. — 8 days ago

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Château de La Chaize

Cuvée d'Or Brouilly Gamay 2013

2022 Independence Day Party 🇺🇲 with several members of our Tastevin crew and extended friends.🍷 Proof that our palates are wider than Burgundy. Notes may be light, scores will be honest.

— 2 days ago

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Domaine Richard Rottiers

Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2020

Kickass fruit punch. Beautiful ripeness and maturity. Some bubblegum, paired with pristine fruit. Very clean, juicy, satisfying. — 3 days ago

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Thibault Liger-Belair

Vieilles Vignes Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2016

My first time trying the 2016 vintage. This bottle was opened about 90min before service. The wine pours a deep garnet, fading to magenta, with a watery rim. It has a slightly turbid appearance and a nearly opaque core with slight, staining of the tears. On the nose, holy whole cluster city Batman! This Moulin-à-Vent is not faking the funk on a nasty dunk. Notes of dark fruit, curry, cheese rind, wet asphalt, and minerals. Fabulous acid and medium+ tannin. The finish is long, lingering, and slightly green. I fell in love with Thibault’s wines from M-à-V with the 2010 vintage and I’ve been smitten ever since. They are among the most exciting wines made in the Cru today. In 3-5 years, these will really slap. — 20 days ago

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Château des Bachelards

Comtesse de Vazeilles Le CLos Fleurie Gamay 2018

Beautiful Fleurie even on its second day.
Full of chocolate, liquorice, a bit gamy,
Chock full of tannins that are gentle but assertive. These have proved delicious, and with four years of age, some seriousness as well. A slight chill does great things.
— 12 hours ago

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Dominique Piron

Les Charmes Morgon Gamay 2020

Very nice. Nose has loads of crushed granite and crunchy dark cherry, plus a little menthol thing in the background. In the mouth, the fruit starts out super bright and juicy, then it turns minerally as the finish kicks in. Fairly big-bones, but good acids. Great value. — 3 days ago

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Famille Vincent

Julienas Gamay 2018

Light ruby color, beautiful shine. Nose: bright red fruits (strawberry, cherry), peppery, and mineral. Lively mouth with a slamming acidity, constituting the red thread of this tasting, balanced by gourmet notes of juicy fruit, and a beautiful chew in the mouth, with very fine tannins, as expected. Served at 12/13 degrees in summer, it is a perfect treat. 2018 is beginning to reveal welcome evolution notes, supporting a discreet oak aging. To be tasted absolutely within 1/2 years.

Robe rubis claire, belle éclat. Nez fruits rouges éclatants (fraise, cerise), poivrée, et minérale.
Bouche vive avec une acidité claquante, constituant le fil rouge de cette dégustation équilibré par des notes gourmandes de fruits juteux, et une belle matière en bouche, avec des tanins très fins, comme attendu. Servi à 12/13 degrés en été, c’est une parfaite friandise. 2018 commence à laisser poindre des notes d’évolution bienvenues, soutenant un boisé d’élevage discret. A regoûter absolument d’ici 1/2 ans.
— 17 days ago

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