Beaujolais Gamay Noir

Jean Foillard

Cuvée 3.14 Morgon Gamay 2016

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this afternoon with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our conductor Andris Nelsons is leading GERSHWIN (Piano Concerto in F), GERSHWIN (Variations on “I Got Rhythm,” for piano and orchestra) and STRAVINSKY (Petrushka) with the amazing Jean-Yves Thibaude as the piano soloist on the two first works presented today. Jean-Yves is by far among our favorite pianists to grace the Koussevitzky Shed stage, so graceful, yet poignant!

Hot days call for cool wines, today there are some fun ones planned for sharing.

Nose has blackberry jam on toasted brioche, violet,
bruised Tai basil, blueberry seeds and crushed ripe black currant.

Palate has peppered black raspberry, black cherry, tomato leaf and we'll concentrated blueberry jam.

@Carla Hine Thanks for sharing, top candidate for wine of the afternoon, along with the Minges Scheurebe!!!
— 8 hours ago

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Matt Perlman

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👏🏻👏🏻 Serious bottle envy on this one
Severn Goodwin

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@Matt Perlman For real! I don't own this yet, but thanks to @Carla Hine we are rocking this young beauty this afternoon.

Pierre Cotton

Les Grillés Côte de Brouilly Gamay 2017

Mon amour ❤️ More powerful than the Cote de Brouilly, deeper and certainly more structure. This falls perfectly in the category of "power without weight".

Fruit profile's similar to the Cote de Brouilly - a mix of red and black fruits, with a little more weight and richness. A step up in spiciness and savouriness. Clear licorice, pepper, rhubarb, and beetroot notes. Some floral elements thrown in the mix. There's a super energetic acidity and stoniness. Long, smoky finish. Could drink a lot of this now, but cellaring would benefit it heaps.

From 60 years-old vines. Warmer site than the Cote de Brouilly. Organic, vinification semi-carbonic in concrete tanks without sulfur. Corne Verte - a blend of yellow and pink granite, clay, and diorite found only in Odenas. Elevage for 11 months in used foudres and barrels. Annual production of 3,000 bottles.
— 16 days ago

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Aaron Tan

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@E & K G Did they at least put you in the right direction 🤣
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@Aaron Tan Unfort not... had to keep moving on with the family so didn’t get to follow up with them on another shop... will have to keep an eye open.
Aaron Tan

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@E & K G Was gonna suggest Septime's cave. Haha. First time I drank Pierre's wines was at Restaurant AT and then later at Clamato.

Jean-Marc Burgaud

James Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2014

Not as brilliant for me as the JMB 2015 or 2016 cote du py but lovely wine still. Bright but stewy cranberry sauce and cherries dominate when opened. Same/similar lush purple color as more recent years. Med body. Med+ acidity. Lacked a nice tannic bit until 30-45 mins in decanter. Then it became more complex and showed a mild but enjoyable and long lasting dry effect. Recommended experience for cru Beaujolais fans but noticeably lagged the ‘15 and ‘16 for me. — 12 hours ago

Jean Foillard

Beaujolais Villages Gamay 2017

Drank after a dank, remarkably humid & hot summer day, & cannot emphasize enough how welcoming this tasted. Black cherries predominate, has a touch of eety bitty fine tannins but this is really about gorgeous, meticulous fruit. Next time I’ll let it breathe, if I can resist the gulping thing. Kermit importer. Part of 1 of a 3 pack I was able to snag. — 3 days ago

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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. — 14 days ago

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Daniel Bouland

Delys Morgon Gamay 2009

Lyle Fass

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. — 15 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. — 9 days ago

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Clos De La Roilette

Clos de la Roilette Griffe du Marquis Fleurie Gamay 2014

Lyle Fass

Lovely nose. Tangy red cherry fruit, spice, leather and mineral. Floral. Lovely and pure. Palate is sweet, sappy some opulence with lovely heft and cracking 2014 acidity. Wow. Good structure and linearity. Bursting with red cherry fruits and granite on the long finish. Ripe and clean cut tannins. Great showing. — 3 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Nice, have a bunch of this, same vintage
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@Severn Goodwin starting now but really better in 3 years

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 — 11 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 😁

Laurent Perrachon

Les Mouilles Juliénas Gamay 2016

Infinitely drinkable. Was expecting it to be too sweet or light based on my other experiences with julienas cru but not the case. And just to be explicit: this is bkthing like the nouveau crap. This was complex enough. Maybe it’s a bit young still. Primary cherries and a nice high acidity that makes it a crowd pleaser at a good price. But not quite in tier for me as great cru Beaujolais primarily because it lacked a bit of structure and bite. Quite good if you or your company like red fruit forward high acid reds. — 10 days ago

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