Chiroubles, Beaujolais

Michel Guignier

Domaine des Amethystes Chiroubles Gamay 2018

A racy Chiroubles. Charming purple dress, medium concentration and beautiful brilliance. Superb peppery nose, airy between bright floral bouquet (Rose, Iris) and vibrant fruits (cherry and raspberry). Concentration, as expected on solar vintages. The mouth is fresh, tense, with few tannins but beautiful chew. Great drinkability, served refreshed (12/14 degrees) and airy, it's a dangerous drink!

Un Chiroubles racé. Charmante robe violine- pourpre, concentration moyenne et bel éclat. Superbe nez poivré, aérien entre bouquet floral éclatant (Rose, Iris) et fruité vibrant (cerise et framboise). De la concentration, comme attendu sur les millésimes solaires. La bouche est fraîche, tendue, avec peu de tanins mais de la belle matière. Belle buvabilité, servi rafraîchi (12/14 degrés) et aéré, c’est une boisson dangereuse!
— a month ago

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Daniel Bouland

Vieilles Vignes Corcelette Morgon Gamay 2012

Medium red color with ample bricking. Nose contains lots of rust with some minerals and blood. Medium minus depth with hardly any fruit. Very earthy and grassy. Medium finish. Probably over the hill as this usually has big, bright fruit. — 16 days ago

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Laurence et Remi Dufaitre

(Pink Flower) Brouilly Gamay 2018

Presented double-blind. Wine pours a deep ruby and slightly turbid; slight staining of the tears. On the nose, bruised strawberry, some cedar notes, olive brine, cranberry and dried green herbs. On the palate, the wine is bright with mostly red fruits. There’s a slight prick to the tongue. The wine is dry with medium+ acid, medium tannin. Thought it was from Burgundy. Called 2017 Bourgognon Rouge. Dufaitre is making some really enjoyable wines. — 18 days ago

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M. & C. Lapiere

Juliénas Gamay 2018

Popped and poured; no formal notes. I found this bottle of the 2018 Juliénas to be good…but not on the level of enjoyment that I get from Lapierre’s standard Morgon. It’s very pretty and floral…and a bit natty with some barnyard funk reminding you that these wines see the lightest of touches. A nice, somewhat rustic wine. Perhaps I’m being a bit harsh…but the Morgon is so compelling in comparison. Drink now. — 5 days ago

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Marie-Elodie Zighera Confuron

Clos de Mez Fleurie Gamay 2010

Magnum, from a private cellar sold via wine store. The concentration is there, but the vibrancy & fruit are on the downward slope. But a 40$ experiment well worth the pull. — 8 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Score, nothing better than aged Beaujolais, in mag, for cheap!
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Exactly- I mean, you can barely secure a Beaujo Villages at 20$ a pop now @Severn Goodwin

Yohan Lardy

Le Vivier Fleurie Gamay 2020

This is something. Favorite out of a long lineup. Elegant, lively, somewhat crunchy, some lifted florals and lots of delicate brambly berries. Seamless on the palate, driven by acidity. Long finish! Stunner, slightly more rustic but reminds me of a great Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er I had recently for 2x the price — 3 days ago

Château de Lavernette

Les Vignes de la Roche Beaujolais-Blanc Chardonnay 2018

This 2018 is an interesting and difficult wine. Not a lot of common aroma and flavors. Hints of lemon, kumquat limestone, salt, citrus rinds. An acquired taste, and certainly not your house Chard. For an intriguing change of pace this is a must try. — 3 days ago

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Dominique Piron

Les Charmes Morgon Gamay 2020

Very nice. Nose has loads of crushed granite and crunchy dark cherry, plus a little menthol thing in the background. In the mouth, the fruit starts out super bright and juicy, then it turns minerally as the finish kicks in. Fairly big-bones, but good acids. Great value. — 14 hours ago

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Famille Vincent

Julienas Gamay 2018

Light ruby color, beautiful shine. Nose: bright red fruits (strawberry, cherry), peppery, and mineral. Lively mouth with a slamming acidity, constituting the red thread of this tasting, balanced by gourmet notes of juicy fruit, and a beautiful chew in the mouth, with very fine tannins, as expected. Served at 12/13 degrees in summer, it is a perfect treat. 2018 is beginning to reveal welcome evolution notes, supporting a discreet oak aging. To be tasted absolutely within 1/2 years.

Robe rubis claire, belle éclat. Nez fruits rouges éclatants (fraise, cerise), poivrée, et minérale.
Bouche vive avec une acidité claquante, constituant le fil rouge de cette dégustation équilibré par des notes gourmandes de fruits juteux, et une belle matière en bouche, avec des tanins très fins, comme attendu. Servi à 12/13 degrés en été, c’est une parfaite friandise. 2018 commence à laisser poindre des notes d’évolution bienvenues, soutenant un boisé d’élevage discret. A regoûter absolument d’ici 1/2 ans.
— 14 days ago

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Château Thivin

Les Sept Vignes Côte de Brouilly Gamay

Vintage 2010 | I cannot recall drinking this Château Thivin before. I was blown away with this twelve year old Côte de Brouilly, that I tasted next to Bordeaux CS/M and Argentinian CS. At the first sniff I thought it to be passed away… but with aeration - I tried from several bottles with a barbecue - it opened up and made a methamorphosis from frog to princess. Beautiful blackberry and other red fruit. Vibrant taste, not showing its age. Drinking supple and giving much joy. Song of praise for Gamay! — 7 hours ago

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It’s blossoming with air is my experience & I try always to wait a few years before opening, as I am doing now w two bottles. The American importer describes this wine like a country squire who s not afraid of getting dirty. An aristocratic Beaujo…@Peter van den Besselaar
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@Peter Sultan thx I will put some some bottles in the cellar