Gamay

Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun)

Fleurie Gamay 2015

Light ruby colour evoking Pinot-noir.
Beautiful nose that pinote on raspberry and especially vegetable notes: anise, fennel, herbs, dried flowers etc. Delicate mouth with fine tannins, but nevertheless with beautiful chewing material, return of raspberry and pepper in the finish. The perfect Beaujolais bourguignon. I love it!

Robe rubis légère évoquant le Pinot-noir.
Magnifique nez qui pinote sur des notes framboise et surtout végétales: anis, fenouil, herbes, fleurs séchées etc. Bouche délicate aux tanins fins, mais néanmoins avec de la belle matière à mâcher, retour de la framboise et poivre en finale. Le parfait beaujolais bourguignon. J’adore!
— 2 days ago

Andrew, Tom and 12 others liked this

Clos De La Roilette

Cuvée Tardive Fleurie Gamay 2019

Good, solid Bojo. Lots of granite-laced plummy fruit. A little cherry and spice too. Good flavor intensity. Acids a bit low. But nice crunch from the minerality. A noticeable amount of tannin too. — 11 days ago

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Severn, Hugh and 12 others liked this

Domaine Bertrand

Nova Fleurie Gamay 2019

Prior notes still apply, this is a beautiful gamay. It stayed open and without cork for 2 days (by mistake 🙃) and it still holds it ground. I love it — 11 days ago

Alex, Dan and 15 others liked this

Louis Claude Desvignes

Les Impenitents Javernières Morgon Gamay 2020

Infanticide!
But…there it was. It sang it’s siren song.
N: Big , beefy, dirty red beet, musky black cherries. Smoke and tar.
P: Black cherries, blood, iron, earth, dirt,
It’s said the Coté du Py Gamay vines are 100 years +. It shows. A knockout structured Beaujolais that’s always a fave. Delicious, if I was 40, I’d make plans to stash some away for 20 years.
A bit saved, day two, blacker and more tannic.
To quote Romain..” I love it.”!!!

— 3 days ago

Lyle, Byron and 8 others liked this

Domaine Chamonard

Le Clos de Lys Morgon Gamay 2012

Berry jam, spice and rose petals on the nose, bit of something animal. On the palate the bright carbonic fruit still popping, with a beautiful floral and bitter stem finish that would accompany a lot of different food pairing options — 8 days ago

Ira, Iwan and 13 others liked this

Château Thivin

Cuvée La Chapelle Côte de Brouilly Gamay 2015

Lyle Fass
9.4

One of the the success stories of 15 is Chateau Thivin. This is an excellent La Chapelle. Nose is ripe and plummy. There’s hints of sur maturite but also wonderful driving granite tones as well. Black Cherry compote. So intense but also a lovely sense of freshness. Palate has superb fruit of the tiny berry kind and it’s painfully intense and concentrated. Black fruits all the way. Just explosive. Really impressive. The freshness is terrific especially in 15. Just awesome and has decades to go. — 17 days ago

Daniel, Severn and 16 others liked this

Château des Bachelards

Comtesse de Vazeilles Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2015

N; like violet pastilles. Swampy funk, blows off, stones, interesting blue/black
with a touch of garrigue.
P:Lithe, somewhat saline upon entry,
trips over the tongue, such nice mouthfeel. Blackberries, slightly prickly tannins, this wine could go 10 more years. The panoply of flavors hints at tomato leaf, black fruits, with that ever present chewy tannin structure lurking.
Mind you, we PnP this one.
I could drink this …a…long ….time
— 7 days ago

Lyle, Ray and 9 others liked this

Domaine Dupeuble

Beaujolais Gamay 2020

Friend recco value Beaujolais. Perfectly pleasant but undistinctive. Very smoky nose; nice and fruity on the palate; a bit sparkly right when you open, no surprise given its youth. Probably worth aging a bit and trying again though that’s not going to happen. J likes — 6 days ago

Paul, Ericsson and 4 others liked this

Domaine Pral

Les Charmes Morgon Gamay 2020

ESF
8.9

Very young, shame to open but still showed nicely on Pnp: inky, opaque, delicate mostly red fruit, bit of black tinted fruit, but big time white pepper, smoke, leather & savory. Lush on palate, nice grip - maybe lacking some acidity, but all in all quite delicious — 14 days ago

Severn, Tom and 9 others liked this

Chateau Du Moulin À Vent

Les Terasses Du Château 2018

Medium ruby, some nice candied red fruit notes and fennel, black licorice.
This Beaujolais doesn't carry the bubble gum or cotton candy flavors of lesser examples, instead there is a light mix of lavender and pepper.
Medium tannins, M+ acid and alky.
Not a ton of layers but really well balanced and an easy drinking or pairing wine.
— 5 days ago