Chénas, Beaujolais

Domaine Thillardon

Les Blémonts Chénas Gamay

What I’m looking for in an everyday bojo. Grip n sip. — a day ago

Château Thivin

"Reverdon" Brouilly Gamay 2017

REALLY dark fruit. Lush and spicy. Silky smooth. And ready for bizness. Pretty sure that ‘17 Morgons or Moulins will be a longer time forthcoming. — 2 days ago

Bill, Anthony De and 10 others liked this

Georges Descombes

Fleurie Gamay 2014

A pleasant find with a good mix of crunchy red fruit and and oh so smooth tannins. — 4 days ago

Severn, Shawn and 6 others liked this

Domaine Calot

Cuvée Unique Vieilles Vignes Morgon Gamay 2017

Cathy Corison
9.3

Gassy and funky on opening. Became gorgeous with time. — a day ago

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David, Alexander and 29 others liked this

Romuald Valot

Biosophiste Beaujolais Gamay 2018

Chénas. Very young and seems a bit unstable at the moment. VA and the mousiness is around the corner. On the other hand great acidity, lots of red berries and mineral. — 14 days ago

André and Adam liked this

Famille Dutraive

Lieu dit en Papolet Chénas Red Blend 2016

Juicy strawberries, light and fruity, completely gluggable! — a month ago

Adrienne liked this

Domaine Chapel

Côte de Bessay Julienas Gamay 2017

Rick K
9.0

Nice juicy Julienas. Just-ripe strawberries, middling mid-palate and slightly grippy finish. — 8 days ago

P, Ron and 9 others liked this

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.
— a month ago

Ron, Alex and 10 others liked this

Domaine De La Chapelle Des Bois

Chiroubles Gamay 2015

Black cherry, licorice, smoke, cocoa powder, minerals, game meat. Absolutely lovely. — 4 days ago

Amr, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this

Guy Breton

P'tit Max Morgon Gamay 2014

Lyle Fass
9.3

Nose is a bit barnyardy / bretty to open up with. But I’m sure that will blow off as other bottles of the 14 have been exquisite. Some fruit, mineral and spice lurking underneath. Palate is exquisite. So juicy and complex with wonderful balance and freshness. This is insanely fresh and deep with a silken like structure. Sappy and so mineral. Wonderful fruit. Score goes up as soon as nose gets into its groove. — 19 days ago

Jonathan, Erik and 5 others liked this