Brouilly, Beaujolais

Alex Foillard

Brouilly Gamay 2016

Thanksgiving week with my in-laws.

Nose has wood smoke, crushed rocks, deep purple fruits are very generous, ripe blackberry and plum are prominent.

Palate has nice depth, sweet blackberry, black cherry, smoked ripe plum, confectionery sugar, hints of mild oak with a medium-long finish. Perfect entry to the world.

Debut commercial vintage from a son of one of the Masters of Beaujolais, at long last, Alex Foillard is bringing his wines to the world. Starting with an epic hail vintage, supply was quite limited for much of the North. Luckily Bouilly and Côte de Brouilly had minimal damage. For those in the know, 2016 Burgundy's will be wines for the ages.
— 11 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Yes, but he had a great mentor, so one could expect a debut at this level. I also opened the Côte also this evening, I like the valley fruit better than the mountain by a smidge.
Dawn E.

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@Severn Goodwin I need to find this!
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@Dawn E. Good luck, you might be able to source 2018's.

Pierre Cotton

Les Grillés Côte de Brouilly Gamay 2017

What a beast. Brooding and dark, savory. Wound up but there a deep core of crushed black brambly fruit, compote, crushed volcanic rocks, hot stones, pink peppercorn, cool licorice, juniper, fern, taffy. Needs some time just to unwind — 17 days ago

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Laurent Martray

Brouilly Gamay 2017

2017 from Calvert on Thanksgiving — 10 days ago

Alex Foillard

Cote de Brouilly Gamay 2016

Thanksgiving week with my in-laws.

Nose has higher toned blue/red fruits (raspberry, blackberry, under-ripe cherry), dried citrus peel, wet granite and light moist earth.

Palate has bright black cherry, blackberry, blood orange flesh, sweet-roasted red pepper, confectionery sugar and a medium-long finish. Perfect entry to the world.

Debut commercial vintage from a son of one of the Masters of Beaujolais, at long last, Alex Foillard is bringing his wines to the world. Starting with an epic hail vintage, supply was quite limited for much of the North. Luckily Bouilly and Côte de Brouilly had minimal damage. For those in the know, 2016 Burgundy's will be wines for the ages.
— 11 days ago

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@Severn Goodwin Severn from Canada have a wonderful Thanksgiving Cheers 🦃🇺🇸

Château Thivin

Cuvée Zaccharie Côte de Brouilly Gamay

The 2015. Fabulous, dark berry fruit, chewy tannins, great nose. One of our Thanksgiving wines. A Fass Thanksgiving in our house this year. — 9 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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The perfect turkey day red wine

Domaine Baron de l'Ecluse

Les Garances Côte de Brouilly Gamay 2015

Surprisingly bright and elegant for a 2015 Bojo. Loads of bright, crunchy, juicy red fruit, some nice stony minerality. Densely fruity and with tons of stony minerality in the mouth, it’s full and has a relatively fresh, long finish. Nice! — 20 days ago

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Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun)

Côte de Brouilly Gamay

Ted
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Decompression Beaujolais #6 after a long day of driving. Raspberries and earthy. A little sharper than the others I have tried this week but still enjoyable. — 7 days ago

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Domaine du Pavillon de Chavannes

Cuvée des Ambassades Côte de Brouilly Gamay 2017

Quite a nice Beaujolais from an appellation I quite like. Medium red in the glass, lots of cherry on the nose. Light bodied - could actually use a bit more. But a nice pairing and a solid wine for sure. — 10 days ago

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Georges Descombes

Brouilly Gamay 2016

Quite enjoyable. Nice fruit. Touch of funk — 7 days ago

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Château Thivin

Les Sept Vignes Côte de Brouilly Gamay

Still drinking great, 10 years on. Wonderful fruity bouquet with a slight floral note. Hits the mouth with ripe, silky, and slightly juicy fruit. Good acidity and finish. Tannins very mellow. — 8 days ago