Burgundy Gamay

Louis Claude Desvignes

Javernières Morgon Gamay 2005

Lyle Fass
9.2

Been a long time since I’ve had one of these. Nose starts off closed but then it stays to unfurl. Red berry, cranberry and cherry fruit. Licorice and even a hint of grapefruit. Palate is dazzlingly fresh and vibrant with gorgeous velvety tannins and terrific length. Still seems young at 15. What wines these were in their youth. Can’t believe how glacially they are aging. Fruit is there on the palate but not as much as I’d like there to be. — 20 hours ago

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Jean Foillard

"Cuvée Corcelette" Morgon Gamay 2017

Simply one of the best corcelette I have had. Awesome at every step. Great length, great width, intoxicating nose, and superb finish. All along a bright juicy cherry and a real complexity are taking the stage by storm. Not far from a masterpiece. — 7 days ago

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Jean Foillard

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2008

Nose of strawberries and ripe summer fruit. Tastes of fresh sugarless strawberry preserve, cranberries, and pomegranate. A touch of white pepper. — 4 days ago

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Jean-Marc Burgaud

Les Charmes Morgon Gamay 2017

Smoky minerals, black cherry, orange peel, violets, spice cake, licorice- just a few notes. There’s a lot going on here and it’s intensely satisfying. Grainy tannins, very lengthy finish. Just a superb young Morgon with effortless style and composure whose best years are still well ahead. — 4 days ago

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Paul-Henri Thillardon

Les Carrières Chénas Gamay 2017

Amazing how much there is left to discover. Chenas, so under the radar, is on par with the best of Beaujolais.

This is exceedingly well balanced, complexed - full bodied but feminine. Aromas exude youth - fresh berries and perfumed flowers. Little bit of orange and raspberry - good chew and acid with velvety plush. Zero tannin nod to Guy Breton - every bit as good.
— 10 days ago

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Jean Foillard

Fleurie Gamay 2015

No formal notes but gosh had I missed this! This is elite beaujolais wine crafting. Bright fruit, matter, nuances, in a nutshell life in the glass. With that Foillard touch that can't be mistaken. More of that ! — 7 days ago

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Marcel Lapierre

Morgon Gamay 2017

Still the best village of 2017 among the greatest. Conveniently my friends brought me 6 additional bottles from France 😍 — 7 days ago

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Jean-Claude Lapalu

Le Rang du Merle Beaujolais-Villages Gamay 2011

Super floral! Needs a few hours (a day really) to come around but after that it’s all lilacs and dried roses with strawberries, cherries, dead leaves, green peppercorns, and wet earth. Drinking like a dream at the moment but not sure how much time the 2011 has left in it. I would drink now or soon. — 8 days ago

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Lapalu is brilliant and they age!
9.1

Jean Foillard

Morgon Gamay 2017

Second take on the 2017. No formal notes this time but more air for the wine. And this time it was much better. Everything that is cool with Foillard un an easy going wine which encourages sip after sip. Foillard is great. — 7 days ago

P, Severn and 7 others liked this

Château Thivin

Brouilly Gamay 2007

Round fruit w a faint touch of white pepper. More red raspberry than strawberry. Nice depth still. — 3 days ago

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