Pierre Cotton

Les Grillés Côte de Brouilly Gamay 2017

Mon amour ❤️ More powerful than the Cote de Brouilly, deeper and certainly more structure. This falls perfectly in the category of "power without weight".

Fruit profile's similar to the Cote de Brouilly - a mix of red and black fruits, with a little more weight and richness. A step up in spiciness and savouriness. Clear licorice, pepper, rhubarb, and beetroot notes. Some floral elements thrown in the mix. There's a super energetic acidity and stoniness. Long, smoky finish. Could drink a lot of this now, but cellaring would benefit it heaps.

From 60 years-old vines. Warmer site than the Cote de Brouilly. Organic, vinification semi-carbonic in concrete tanks without sulfur. Corne Verte - a blend of yellow and pink granite, clay, and diorite found only in Odenas. Elevage for 11 months in used foudres and barrels. Annual production of 3,000 bottles.
— 12 days ago

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Aaron Tan

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@E & K G Did they at least put you in the right direction 🤣
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@Aaron Tan Unfort not... had to keep moving on with the family so didn’t get to follow up with them on another shop... will have to keep an eye open.
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@E & K G Was gonna suggest Septime's cave. Haha. First time I drank Pierre's wines was at Restaurant AT and then later at Clamato.

Marie-Elodie Zighera Confuron

Clos de Mez Morgon Gamay 2014

Could have held for a few more years! Bright. Structured. Good fruit but not tooty fruity Gamay. A bunch of green herbs makes it particularly interesting. — 10 days ago

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Thibault Liger-Belair

Les Vieilles Vignes Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2016


Totally digging what Thibault is doing. Haven’t had much Beaujolais but this is killer. — 5 days ago

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Paul-Henri Thillardon

Les Carrières Chénas Gamay 2017

Less “in-your-face” than my last bottle. Strawberry and tomato leaf on the nose. The palate on this bottle seems to be less evolved than the last—fruit is there, but so are the tannins. This particular bottle probably could have benefitted from some time in the cellar. This is very serious Beaujolais and has now become a wine/producer I will look forward to seeking out each year. — 10 days ago

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Jean Foillard

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2016

Vintage 2016 / Frivolous! A love expression to life. So appealing. / paired it with red cabbage salad and pork belly / at restaurant Le Baratin at Belleville Paris — 6 days ago

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Peter Sultan

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I’ve had nearly 70 Beaujolais in my Delectable half life, & never tried Metras!@Aaron Tan . thanks for tip. Bouland & Piret are other favorites, but it’s a crowded field, so many good makers. A fouilliard nouveau might have been one of the most joyous, fun wines I’ve ever had!
Aaron Tan

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@Peter Sultan Agree on that last statement. I do have a special place in my heart foe Foillard, but you gotta try Metras. Jules' stuff is excellent too. And try getting your hands on my favourite hot shot producer atm - Pierre Cotton! Haven't had Piret. Will track down a bottle or two to try 😁

Domaine Chapel

Beaujolais-Villages Gamay 2017

I've been dying to try this domaine after all the positive chatter on IG, and I'm happy to report that it lived up to it. At the recommendation of AC at Blackhearts and Sparrows, I opted for their 17' village instead of their cru cuvees. Apparently, the latter are rather jammy this vintage 🤮 Don't you just love it when your favourite wine shop knows your taste well.

This Beaujolais-Villages was bright and complex. Red-fruited, spicy, black tea elements, with a granitic minerality, and fine acidity. There's some serious structure here, but it's so easy to drink.

NB: Domaine Chapel's Beaujolais-Villages is made from vines in Lantignié, next to Régnié and high up in the hills. The village is considered by many to be equal to or even better than some of the crus in the region (apparently, a prime candidate for the next cru Beaujolais). Good to learn!
— 20 days ago

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Rick K

Rick K

I enjoyed the 17 Julienas Cotes de Bessay. Not too ripe, decent grip on the finish. Fun stuff!
Aaron Tan

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@Rick K Will definitely give it a try!

Pierre Cotton

Côte de Brouilly Gamay 2017

One of my favourite young producers in Beaujolais. First tasted at AT in Paris and I scrambled to call my importer friend to work with Pierre. So glad I did - now it's ever simpler to get bottles 😜

Fine detailed, fresh, complex. Bright blackberry and red cherry fruit, set against a backdrop of meat and spice. There's a really elegant granitic element here. It's so good, but the single vineyard Les Grilles just a step up in depth and concentration.
— 12 days ago

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Love the talent rising up in Beaujolais
Aaron Tan

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@Eric Urbani Chapel, Balagny, Selene... List goes on #gogamaygo

Daniel Bouland

Delys Morgon Gamay 2009

Lyle Fass

Nice nose. Plummy. Spice, cherries, some hints of mushroom. Nice. Palate is rich and ripe with good concentration and purity. Great precision as well. Last bottle was pretty meh. Loads of spice on the finish. Really balanced and shows a great side of 2009. — 11 days ago

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Aravind Asok

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Tell me that says 13.5 and not 15.5...
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@Aravind Asok 13.5 what a beauty
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The '17 Cuvee Melanie is 14.5, and was a little sloppy...

Domaine Calot

Cuvée Unique Vieilles Vignes Morgon Gamay 2004

Just the right amount of aging. Bruised, macerated strawberries. Cauble picked this one well. — 5 days ago

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Alex Foillard

Brouilly Gamay 2017

All fruit and almost too jammy for my liking. Went very well the roasted chicken we had. Pleasure wine! — 10 days ago

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