Beaujolais, Burgundy

Domaine des Marrans

Beaujolais Blanc Chardonnay 2019

Idiosyncratic Chardonnay with a lineup of notes that seem bizarrely out of box but come together in a wonderful way to form something I won't forget. No playbook for Chardonnay in Beaujolais.

This is extroverted and wavers between an artificial grapiness and blossoming florals, ripe orchard, citrus, and tropical fruits. Like Welch's grape soda or purple snow cones sitting there alongside the natural forms of green melon balls, fuzzy peach, soft apricot, and ginger.

Drank over three days and stayed consistent - the strangest mix I positively loved.
— 9 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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The best Beaujolais Blanc you can find...
Ely Cohn

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@Severn Goodwin best I ever tasted!
Lyle Fass

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Love this wine (think it’s labeled incorrectly) @Delectable Wine

Jean Foillard

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2019

2019 Cote du Py By far the best Gamay Noir I have tasted in several years. Such a precise expression of Morgon. This aroma shows the perfect combination of deep and inviting cherry plum fruitiness along with the slightest brush pepperiness and subtle meaty/earthy hints. There is no funky Brett in this wine that I can find. Not squeaky clean commercial either. There is no mistaking the pedigree of this vineyard site as well as the deft hand of this legendary producer. The texture is pure pleasure, almost nil tannins (The way I like it), and major length. Woody, brushy (rotundones) are combined with perfectly ripe tree fruit and alluring minerality . For anyone confused about the distinction between Burgundy and Beaujolais this should stand as a model example. Bravo bravo bravo!!! — 16 days ago

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Jean Foillard

Fleurie Gamay 2019

A little wonky at first. Needed an hour + in the decanter then booya. Light, soft, delicate. — 15 days ago

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Domaine Pral

Les Charmes Morgon Gamay 2020


Very young, shame to open but still showed nicely on Pnp: inky, big time delicate mostly red fruit, bit of black tinted fruit, but big time white pepper, smoke, leather & savory. Lush on palate, nice grip - maybe lacking some acidity, but all in all quite delicious — 5 days ago

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Louis Claude Desvignes

Aux Pierres Javernières Morgon Gamay 2020

Louis Claude Desvignes
Morgon Aux Pierres Javernieres
From a parcel of the Cote Du Py
Second oldest vines they have , 60 yr +
Desvignes likes a submerged cap and employs a grid with varying times and % of cluster depending on product.
N:Inky black, smashed strawberries, some coal tar, herbs, endlessly developing.Smoke & meat. echoed on the palate.
P:Light and dense at the same time, grippy. Blackberries, bright, nice acidity.
I bet w patience, this would round out nicely, crunchy now.All the dark berries.
The little brother of Les Impenitents.
Quality like this from Morgon always makes spring a bit better.
— 13 days ago

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Romain Fitoussi

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@Daniel Bloom 9.4/5 within a few years, I guess 🙂

Domaine De La Grand'Cour (Jean-Louis Dutraive)

Les Clos Cuvée Vielles Vignes Fleurie Gamay 2019

Crunchy red fruit, floral, some carbonic, bright ⚡️ — 3 days ago

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Clos De La Roilette

Cuvée Tardive Fleurie Gamay 2019

Good, solid Bojo. Lots of granite-laced plummy fruit. A little cherry and spice too. Good flavor intensity. Acids a bit low. But nice crunch from the minerality. A noticeable amount of tannin too. — a day ago

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Domaine Bertrand

Nova Fleurie Gamay 2019

Prior notes still apply, this is a beautiful gamay. It stayed open and without cork for 2 days (by mistake 🙃) and it still holds it ground. I love it — a day ago

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Anne Sophie Dubois

Les Cocottes Fleurie Gamay 2020

2020; Similar to my 2019 vintage notes, but notably more carbonic aspects on this one, plus some green herbal notes.
Still light tannins, light acidity, easy to drink and smile. Decanted 4H.
— 9 days ago

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Château Thivin

Cuvée La Chapelle Côte de Brouilly Gamay 2015

Lyle Fass

One of the the success stories of 15 is Chateau Thivin. This is an excellent La Chapelle. Nose is ripe and plummy. There’s hints of sur maturite but also wonderful driving granite tones as well. Black Cherry compote. So intense but also a lovely sense of freshness. Palate has superb fruit of the tiny berry kind and it’s painfully intense and concentrated. Black fruits all the way. Just explosive. Really impressive. The freshness is terrific especially in 15. Just awesome and has decades to go. — 7 days ago

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