Fleurie, Beaujolais

Domaine Lafarge Vial

Clos Vernay Fleurie Gamay 2015

Lyle Fass
9.0

Needed 2 hours. Minimum. Nose is super mineral. Some cherry. Still almost mute at 2 hours. Palate is round and squishy with good freshness. Not the purest wine. A bit lacking in fruit sweetness. But well made. But also lacking in inspiration.

Overnight this improved and gained depth, fruit and character. 8.8 to 9.0.
— 14 days ago

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

Clos de la Grand'Cour Fleurie Gamay

Beautiful Gamay. Goes great with soul food — 17 days ago

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Yvon Métras

Fleurie Gamay 2018

Gosh, this was good. So open at the moment that I think I enjoyed this even more so than the 17' (which I absolutely adore), although they're quite different animals. V18 has certainly brought about more ripeness but with heaps of elegance (unlike V15 imo).

As usual, Metras' trademark purity and textural allure just pulls me in. On the nose, blackberries and raspberries layered by distinct floral and spice notes. The palate is powerful, but with real focus and a mineral drive (almost like a concentrate, yet light). Crystal clear notes of dark fruits, spice, and earth, with a subtle touch of animale. Intense, but so fine. Love it!

NB: Unbeatable pairing with KFC 🤯 I also happen to notice how similar my tasting notes are for Beaujolais' I like, which perhaps doesn't capture why I think Metras is quite special. The texture Metras often brings is hard to describe - kinda like having bird's nest soup, but less gelatinous, if anyone can relate. Anyway, idiosyncratic is the word to use here. Love the Metras wines and more so, if not for their inconsistent nature.
— a month ago

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Nice mouthfeel discussion

Guy, Annick et Yann Bertrand

Cuvée du Chaos Fleurie Gamay 2018

Not so chaotic, but comfortably in between lean and ripe. Really very good - all murky raspberry, cherries, little bit of grip. — 7 days ago

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Anne Sophie Dubois

Les Cocottes Fleurie Gamay

Earth with hints of blackberry. A heavier light red that's very approachable and way to drink. There's just a hint of tannin to give it some mouth feel. — 11 days ago

Château de Poncié

Le Pré Roi Fleurie 2016

Dusty banana nose with a #fuzzy #velvety palate. Some nice #tar and blackberries . Been awhile since I had a #crubeaujolais and from #fleurieaoc — 16 days ago

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Domaine de la Grand'Cour

Jous Ensemble Cuvee Viticole Fleurie Gamay 2018

Jeremy Shanker
9.1

Addicted to Dutraive — 14 days ago

Martin, Rob and 6 others liked this

Domaine de Fa

Fleurie Roche Guillon Gamay

Cathy Corison
9.3

Blind, thought it was burgundy. Does have subtle carbonique character. — 4 days ago

Iwan, Ray and 24 others liked this

Jean Foillard

Fleurie Gamay 2015

Lots of barnyard on the nose but red fruit on the palette. Overall, soft and smooth and pretty. Drinking properly in this vintage. For me. — 18 days ago

Severn, Ted and 17 others liked this

Clos De La Roilette

Clos de la Roilette Fleurie Gamay

Crunchy red fruit, on the darker end of the spectrum. Ferrous and fresh. Quaffable. Hard to ask for more from this very dependable wine. Probably could age well considering the structure. Solid QPR. — 18 days ago

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Jordan Wardlaw

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For the price, those are among the best Fleuries I’ve had.
Jay Kline

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@Jordan Wardlaw for sure. I’m just more of a Moulin-à-Vent guy
Jordan Wardlaw

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@Jay Kline , I’m with you.