Beaujolais Gamay

Jean-Paul Thevenet

Le Clachet Morgon Gamay 2017

Second take on this vintage, a couple of months after. I gave it some more air before tasting and it made a real difference. Now it is a fruit bomb with texture!
Cherry party on the nose with a hint of iron, earth and still a cola, bubble gum thing that I find only in this one. The palate is full and wide. Big acid backbone, cherry and cherry jam even everywhere, some good grip, a little grip toward the end, and a very long expending finish with fruits. What a delish...
— 4 days ago

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Daniel Maquin

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Château Thivin

Cuvée Godefroy Côte de Brouilly Gamay 2017

Lyle Fass
9.6

Darker more animal nose. More brooding. Smokey, blackberry velvet. Soil tones. Dark herbs. Deep, juicy and complex with amazing finesse and such richness. But fresh as a daisy and so so pure. Wow. Amazing minerality and granite . So clean for such a big boy. Sappy and so juicy and more obvious structure and tannin than La Chapelle. Stunning wine. Both are amazing but I prefer Godefroy as it’s deep and dark yet so elegant. — 7 days ago

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Jean-Claude Lapalu

Côte de Brouilly Gamay 2015

Nose of crushed blackberries and dark cherries, a touch of floral and feral notes. Palate-staining fruit, orange oil, pepper, Indian spice, very structured, dusty tannins, lovely mineral core. Imo, a nice bojo for the vintage - sports enough energy to support the ripeness. Still not the biggest fan on 15' bojos, but they'll come around I feel.

Day 2 - purer fruit, spice notes even more apparent.
— 14 days ago

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Clos de Mez

Fleurie La Dot Gamay 2008

Lyle Fass
9.3

This wine and me have a history. It’s one of the best 08’s but 08 was a hard vintage and it’s always had this aggressive tannin. But the fruit and structure were brilliant. How has it fared? Nose of mid season cherry, earthy, wet forest floor, so Burgundian. No carbonic here. Palate is bright and juicy and it seems that the tannins and fruit balance each other out pretty well. But still the hard tannin of 08 is there but the fruit is glorious. Long and persistent. Best showing yet. Amazing fruit. Really wonderful texture and length. So juicy. — 12 days ago

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Château Thivin

Cuvée La Chapelle Côte de Brouilly Gamay 2017

Lyle Fass
9.5

Insane nose. Huge berry fruit. Blackberry, raspberry, super complex. Granite. Earth and mineral. It’s just stunning. You gotta pay $150 for this in Côte de Nuits. Spice. Clove. Herbs. Just insane. Soil tones. What a palate. So so refined. So elegant. So pure and fresh. Huge blackberry and cherry fruit that is just crackling with wonderful velvety like tannins and stellar purity. This needs age but oh man bojo does not get much better. Amazing length. So complex but this baby will slay in 10 years. So juicy and with a wonderful structure and freshness. My god this is deep with such an insane hit of opulence. Stunning in every way. — 7 days ago

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Domaine Lafarge Vial

La Joie du Palais Fleurie Gamay 2016

Red and black fruits, mineral, fine tannin, med acidity. There’s some nice material here but this felt a bit closed. Will hold my remaining bottle for several years to see where it goes. — 14 days ago

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Marcel Lapierre

Morgon Gamay 2014

So-five years in, the cherry pop has worn off & it’s a more solemn, damp earth, dark red fruits affair: tertiary flavors. I have to say In not crazy about drinking cru Beaujolais w age as it seems to defeat the purpose of Beaujolais— the vibrancy & bounce in the palate has moved on. That said, will keep trying. — 9 days ago

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Jean Foillard

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2009

A gloriously opulent and open nose. Plums, roses, violets, and mineral notes behind. A beautifully composed and succulent wine with lush fruit and great acidity- with secondary notes coming through. Excellent — 4 days ago

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Guy, Annick et Yann Bertrand

Julienas Pur Ju Gamay 2016

Blackberry and cherry fruit, floral, high acid (maybe a bit of VA too), overall very charming — 6 days ago

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Mommessin

Château de Pierreux Brouilly Gamay

Classic roses of love color. Smells pretty. Flowers, blood oranges, cherry lozenges, cola. Flavors are razor sharp and graceful. Rose petals, cherry nectar, raspberry sauce. Dry. Plenty of tannins, but softer ones. Perfumed. A hint funky. Balance is nice. Has effortless elegance. The citrus and berry combo is charming and fresh. — 17 hours ago