Upon opening, stable scents, but so close to the meadow and to decomposing grass that the manure smell is actually wonderful. This shapeshifts into a bit of beef jerky. And then after that, there is just an avalanche of red and purple fruit. On the nose and the palate. Black plums and cherries, but only just-ripe. Herbs, oriental spices, amaaazing concentration, so crystalline and pure. Serious tannins for gamay. Really next level stuff. And from a vintage I don’t even care for. — a month ago
Fruit: strawberries and cranberries
— 5 days ago
Very tasty. JayStock another CR wine. — 16 days ago
Very fruity with strong tart perhaps peppery aftertaste — 20 days ago
This Cru Beaujolais is a natural beauty. I’m really excited about it.
Made from the Gamay grape, hailing from Fleurie in Northern Beaujolais region of France, this wine is medium ruby.
It has medium(+) intensity of youthful, bright, yet also concentrated aromas, which are primary-note driven. Aromas include notes of ripe cherry, black raspberry, banana, strawberry shortcake, orange peel, potpourri, anise, clove, licorice, and wet stone.
On the palate, this wine is dry. It has medium(+) acidity, a medium body, medium alcohol, medium tannins, and medium(+) intensity in flavors consistent with the nose but more tart and fresh. This wine has a medium finish.
Also, I love the label. I’m a sucker for beautiful artwork on labels. I saw it and had to try it. I’m glad I did.
Domaine Gregoire Hoppenot, Fleurie, Origines. Vintage 2018. ABV 12.5%. — 6 days ago
fruit-forward, raspberry, cherry, fresh — 14 days ago
It’s lit and pretty well priced too I’m about that life — 9 days ago
I pulled this out of the cellar a couple of weeks ago and never got around to drinking it. Lazy thing that I am, rather than look up which shelf it belonged on, I just left it in the box on the floor in the basement, but tonight I needed a wine to go with dinner and there it was calling out.... “Driiiiink Meeeeeee.” So now I’m swimming in a blissful little pond of strawberry and cranberry tinged with dried herbs and the light woody bitterness of juniper. There’s a lovely savory note that lingers in the finish with gauzy wispy tannins that you don’t notice unless you’re really paying attention. Great acidity, and just a lovely presence. Yum! — a day ago