Beaujolais, Burgundy

Paul-Henri Thillardon

Les Carrières Chénas Gamay 2017

Less “in-your-face” than my last bottle. Strawberry and tomato leaf on the nose. The palate on this bottle seems to be less evolved than the last—fruit is there, but so are the tannins. This particular bottle probably could have benefitted from some time in the cellar. This is very serious Beaujolais and has now become a wine/producer I will look forward to seeking out each year. — 10 days ago

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Marie-Elodie Zighera Confuron

Clos de Mez Morgon Gamay 2014

Could have held for a few more years! Bright. Structured. Good fruit but not tooty fruity Gamay. A bunch of green herbs makes it particularly interesting. — 10 days ago

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Alex Foillard

Brouilly Gamay 2017

All fruit and almost too jammy for my liking. Went very well the roasted chicken we had. Pleasure wine! — 10 days ago

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

Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Terroir "Champagne" Fleurie Gamay 2017

Gorgeous pure raspberry and red currant fruit, elevated aromatics with a hint of spice and barnyard. Impressive — 11 days ago

Severn, Serge and 18 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Nice, been wanting to try this bottle for dinner time. 👍
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*some time

Jean Foillard

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2016

Vintage 2016 / Frivolous! A love expression to life. So appealing. / paired it with red cabbage salad and pork belly / at restaurant Le Baratin at Belleville Paris — 6 days ago

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Peter Sultan

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I’ve had nearly 70 Beaujolais in my Delectable half life, & never tried Metras!@Aaron Tan . thanks for tip. Bouland & Piret are other favorites, but it’s a crowded field, so many good makers. A fouilliard nouveau might have been one of the most joyous, fun wines I’ve ever had!
Aaron Tan

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@Peter Sultan Agree on that last statement. I do have a special place in my heart foe Foillard, but you gotta try Metras. Jules' stuff is excellent too. And try getting your hands on my favourite hot shot producer atm - Pierre Cotton! Haven't had Piret. Will track down a bottle or two to try 😁

Domaine Chapel

Beaujolais-Villages Gamay 2017

I've been dying to try this domaine after all the positive chatter on IG, and I'm happy to report that it lived up to it. At the recommendation of AC at Blackhearts and Sparrows, I opted for their 17' village instead of their cru cuvees. Apparently, the latter are rather jammy this vintage 🤮 Don't you just love it when your favourite wine shop knows your taste well.

This Beaujolais-Villages was bright and complex. Red-fruited, spicy, black tea elements, with a granitic minerality, and fine acidity. There's some serious structure here, but it's so easy to drink.

NB: Domaine Chapel's Beaujolais-Villages is made from vines in Lantignié, next to Régnié and high up in the hills. The village is considered by many to be equal to or even better than some of the crus in the region (apparently, a prime candidate for the next cru Beaujolais). Good to learn!
— 20 days ago

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Rick K

Rick K

I enjoyed the 17 Julienas Cotes de Bessay. Not too ripe, decent grip on the finish. Fun stuff!
Aaron Tan

Aaron Tan

@Rick K Will definitely give it a try!

Christophe Pacalet

Pacalet + Lapierre Cousins Juliénas Gamay 2017

Slightly rustic expression with wild underbrush, licorice and berry notes. Lovely fine grain tannin — 13 days ago

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Daniel Bouland

Delys Morgon Gamay 2009

Lyle Fass
9.3

Nice nose. Plummy. Spice, cherries, some hints of mushroom. Nice. Palate is rich and ripe with good concentration and purity. Great precision as well. Last bottle was pretty meh. Loads of spice on the finish. Really balanced and shows a great side of 2009. — 11 days ago

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Aravind Asok

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Tell me that says 13.5 and not 15.5...
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@Aravind Asok 13.5 what a beauty
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The '17 Cuvee Melanie is 14.5, and was a little sloppy...

Domaine Calot

Cuvée Unique Vieilles Vignes Morgon Gamay 2004

Just the right amount of aging. Bruised, macerated strawberries. Cauble picked this one well. — 5 days ago

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Domaine Laurent Gauthier

Vieilles Vignes Grands Cras Morgon Gamay

Superb nose with cherry, hay, some iron and pepper. Almost foillardesque. The palate is very well balanced with some sheer acid backbone qnf some fruit all around. A good grip, some tannins, some meet juice and a salty touch in the rear. A bright cherry enlightens the finish too. Good food wine. When in Lyon have Beaujolais! — 17 days ago

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@Daniel Maquin Daniel have a great trip, you are in a great part of France 🇫🇷 Cheers 🍷