Yvon Métras

Yvon Métras

Fleurie Gamay 2019

Certainly one of the best bottles of Métras I've had. It was just so captivating, with sweet red fruits, roses, and Indian spices bursting out of the glass. Blinded, I went back to the wine time and time again out of shear pleasure instead of scrutiny for identification. Oops, the cat’s out of the bag! There was just this purity and vibrancy that made it so drinkable. How could I resist. Plus the fine, yet “slippery” texture made it so intriguing. Ended long with lively acids and great salinity. As for the blind - played the man and thought it was one of those new age Spanish producers. The sweetness of the fruit and spices threw me a curveball too. Nevertheless, it never took away from how magical this bottle was. A one on the binary scale! — 22 days ago

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Yvon Métras

Premiere Mise Beaujolais Gamay 2016

Some spritz, some funk, but lots of beautiful crunchy blackberry fruit and fresh acidity 😋 — 4 months ago

Ira, Severn and 8 others liked this

Yvon Métras

Le Printemps Fleurie Gamay 2011

This is fantastic. Just dusted granite at first but following the fruit and pure country smells develop beautifully: dew on the trees, fresh picked berries, manure. Piercing tart cherry and sour, mashed, fermenting fruit, and floral scents. Then the palate has the sweetness of cherry candy. Anise. Nutmeg. Long flavors. Completely transparent, all the sediment has settled out. Just beautiful. This is how natural wine should be. — 6 months ago

Michael, Ed and 32 others liked this
Romain Fitoussi

Romain Fitoussi

What a gem

Domaine Y. Clerget (Yvon Clerget)

Clos du Verseuil Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2019

Well balanced Pinot. Light body, strawberry and light fruit with good acidity. — 5 days ago

Domaine Y. Clerget (Yvon Clerget)

Volnay Pinot Noir 2019

Juicy Bing cherry, sous bois, moderate fine tannin, medium acid. Liked this a lot more than the ‘15 last week 👌 — 4 months ago

Lyle, Severn and 9 others liked this

Domaine Y. Clerget (Yvon Clerget)

Clos de Vougeot Grand Crut Pinot Noir 2017

Alex Jones
9.0

Pretty delicious and a value in grand cru if that can exist. — 9 months ago

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Jean-Marc Millot

Vieilles Vignes Côte de Nuits-Villages Pinot Noir 2019

This was delicious, and a winning blind for me. Having a baseline on the table definitely helped. Although less sweet and intense, I felt the JM Millot was in the same genre as the Métras, with similar texture, floral lift, minerality, and red fruit profile. It was the difference in fruit sweetness that gave it away as being from greater Burgundy, whereby Pinot Noir usually appears less sweet than Gamay to me. The village was definitely a lot harder to identify which made sense upon the reveal - when in doubt, it’s probably from one of the lesser communes (or Morey lol!). Fine, fresh, and energetic, I would have drank a lot more of it if not for the other wines on the table. Another to revisit. — 13 days ago

Andrew, Severn and 10 others liked this

Yvon Métras

Beaujolais Gamay 2019

Crunchy red and black fruit, wet earth, funky fresh 🤪😍 — 2 months ago

Andrew, Jonathan and 9 others liked this

Yvon Métras

Madame Germaine Beaujolais Gamay 2016

Casey Curbow
9.0

Started out strong with wild aromatics and transparent fruit, but got astringent by the end. — 9 months ago