Chénas, Beaujolais

Yohan Lardy

Les Deschamps Chénas Cru Gamay 2016

Brilliant depth unstructured to this well-made gem. Mineral laden with lively red and black fruit. Damp earth, and subtle allspice. — 8 days ago

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Yvon Métras

Fleurie Gamay 2017

Dan R

Super complex and drinking great, with flavors that span the gamut from cranberry to Earl Grey tea, along with tons of spice and dried roses. Love the texture and length. A vibrant, constantly changing, bright and funky wine, full of life. Loved it. — 4 days ago

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Domaine De La Grand'Cour (Jean-Louis Dutraive)

Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Le Clos Fleurie Gamay 2018

Round, juicy, some mineral, needed a chill... this was pretty nice, and I think also my first 2018 bojo, but I’m worried the vintage may be too hot / over the top — a day ago

Keith, Robert and 8 others liked this

Alain & Julien Guillot

Ultimatum Climat Chénas Gamay

Chenas for the win. Light but flavorful. — 17 days ago

Gerard Charvet

La Réserve d'Amélie Beaujolais-Villages Chardonnay 2012

A decidedly lower key night, after some extensive tasting yesterday.

Nose has neutral oak, slightly oxidized yellow apple and flint dust on lemon.
Palate has ripe yellow apples, fading acidity, light creamy oak, light green herbs and lemon pith.

Likely on the back side of enjoyment for this one, or bottle variation is working at me again here, we've seen that up/down on this case over the years. Reasonable for today though.
— 2 days ago

Tom, Ron and 18 others liked this

Guy Breton

Vieilles Vignes Morgon Gamay 2016

Dan R

So pure, intense cherry and minerals. Didn’t have the depth or complexity of the Metras, but wonderful on its own terms. Great acid and verve. Very fresh and fun, loved it with a slight chill. — 4 days ago

Brendan, Amr and 5 others liked this

Jean Foillard

Eponym' Morgon Gamay 2015

I’m trying to just get through the last of my 15 Bojos. Such a clumsy, blocky vintage. This one is one of the better ones. Tangy, ripe nose also sports smoky crushed rock. Flavorful and full in the mouth. Decent acids keep it from being a hot mess. A little flat in the finish. Not elegant, but a very nice dinner accompaniment. — 17 days ago

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Laura Lardy

Chénas "La Fayarde" Chardonnay 2017

Slightly effervescent berry forward — 6 days ago

Yvon Métras

Beaujolais Gamay 2017

Popped, tasted, then back in the fridge it went, and by golly did it shine the next day! Notes mirrored the first time I had this - red fruits, floral, herbal, but now with heaps of briny elements. The brininess and acidity on the palate was so mouth-watering. Kept me going back for more and before I knew it, there was none left. Breaking my own rule for wine (i.e. meant to be shared) has never felt so good. Darn you, Metras!

My only issue with this bottle is that it felt a little more "natty" than the first, which could be a product of the extra air. If you look back at my previous notes, it's already got a pretty feral element, but this had a sort of "beany" savoury finish that I see a lot in natural wines. Still, it doesn't dominate.

NB: According to Wineanorak, this comes from a parcel in Fleurie that was taken out of the cru classification because it was too high up (500m). What?! 😅
— 8 days ago

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Jean Foillard

Fleurie Gamay 2015

forest floor, mushroom, smelled like an old burgundy than a gamey....really good — 2 days ago

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