Odd notes on the nose: whiskey, cognac. Doesn’t drink hot at all, though. Opens with big fruit, blackberries and cherry. Moves on to a strong acidity that balances nicely, though. — 9 days ago
Light ruby color. Garnet secondary hues. Hazy. Fresh bing cherries and strawberries on the nose alongside ripe watermelon, bubblegum, ginger, and delicate lily and lilac notes. A bouquet of sweet aromas in the nose. Medium acidity on the palate. Nice structure. Very light body. 2017 vintage. 12.5% ABV. Gamay. #fleurie #crudubeaujolais #domainedelagrandcour #carbonicmaceration #gamay #gamayzing — 13 days ago
Beautiful dark & mid red fruits with floral heaven. Both this wines are a yin & yang heaven with this dish.
Stupendous flavors built into this dish by Chef Hedy. Richness with great seasoning.
If you live in & around the greater Bay Area, you owe to yourself to attend one of the dinners Hedy holds 4-5 times a year. Not only is the food amongst the very best we had, the people that attend and environment are as equally good. Find Hedy @Plate&Bottle — 5 days ago
a little closed at first, after aeration of an hour and a half, there were many good surprises. gourmand, light, fruity, as one would expect from a gamay of Beaujolais. there are also some full-bodied surprises, which tend towards caramel and black fruits. it is an appreciable specificity for this type of wine. sip after sip, this wine distils nuance and character. Very well done, very good value for money. (11€ ) — 18 days ago
High acid and crunchy berry fruit, but there’s a great deal more. Spice-accented aromas with a violet-like florality. Outstanding framing and depth, with a great sense of finesse on the palate. The minerality and elegance are wonderful. I love Jean-Paul Brun’s wines more all the time. This is one of his finest. — 11 days ago
The Tardive really is an uptick in depth though this is such kick ass Beaujolais I’ve always felt it deserves its own category (Kick A- Beaujo). Black cherries, but seriously black, oodles of fruit but it’s the minerality & acid that sets it apart, along w the depth. Medium bodied, taut( not tight somehow). Ribena with cracked black pepper nose. Blind tasting w friends but guessed to be every region but Beaujo. If I remember the history right, this is more of a Moulin Vent property, so makes some sense it has such gravitas- which is what it is, a joyous wine with gravitas. Dressner importer. Oh, and it’s ok to try now, it’s not infanticide. 25$ on sale- that’s just stupid. — 17 days ago
Serious cellar potential, and that is probably where this one belongs for awhile. Very primary, dense, juicy and structured. Crunchy wild berries, gravelly mineral character and slightly herbaceous. This bottling needs more time than even the grand reserve Juliénas because of its much shorter elevage and early release time. It will surely reward, but showing some mutedness now.
*Day 3* Already considerably more rewarding. The tannin structure is muscular but supple, and there is more mid palate density and clarity. Showing some dried fruit aromas at this stage, but not to the point of feeling tired. I’m more confident that this will drink well in 2021 or perhaps 2020. — 4 days ago