Gamay

M. & C. Lapierre à Villié-Morgon

Morgon Gamay 2018

Medium purple hue, almost transparent but not quite. Some visible residual sugar/sediemnt on the glass. The nose is packed with ripe cherry, strawberry, raspberry, some tertiary soil and earthy scents. A delight on the pallet with perfectly ripe red berries; followed by dried mushroom, earthy minerals, and an intense acidic finish. This is ultra smooth, light bodied, dry and fully acidic. It has harmonious mouthfeel however, with complex highs and lows, which are truly captivating.

Must say this is, absolutely, the best Beaujolais I’ve ever tasted. Paired with pan seared Alaskan Halibut on a butter habanero sauce. Follow on IG@ermitan.iv for more. Cheers.
— 3 days ago

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Ericsson

Ericsson

2018. Yea. Good stuff.
Ron R

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Gamay is not my thang.
Ericsson

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@Ron R I get cha. This is different though.

Marie-Elodie Zighera Confuron

Clos de Mez Fleurie Gamay 2014

Fresh medicinal funk. Wolf berry. A funky tomato leaf and pink peppercorn aroma, maybe a bit reduced at the start. But then this is all screamingly fresh red fruit and acid on the palate. Silky texture. Pointed but voluptuous. Still a little tannic! Still young! Delicious. — 5 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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@Josh Morgenthau shes amazing. All of her Bojo can age 25+ years
Peter Sultan

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That’s wild- I just bought a ‘10 magnum for 40$, after reading one of @Lyle Fass’s old reviews @Josh Morgenthau

Jean Foillard

Fleurie Gamay 2018

Baking spices, purple fruit, sweet, structured. I like it because it’s Foillard fleurie... but it lacks the ethereal magic of other vintages. — 2 hours ago

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Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet (Hervé Souhaut)

La Souteronne Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Gamay 2018

Although this Hervé Souhaut wine is made from the Gamay grape, it isn’t a Beaujolais. ☝️ Rather, it’s from the Rhône Valley of France, produced from land in the hills of the Northern Ardeche near the appellation of St. Joseph, which is famous for its Syrah-focused red wines. 🇫🇷 🍇

👁 This unfiltered and organically-produced wine is pale purple with pink rim variation and noticeable haze.

👃 On the nose this wine has a medium intensity of youthful aromas that include ripe red cherry, 🍒 bright raspberry, banana, wild strawberry, 🍓 dried lavender, cinnamon, crushed stone, and ever-so-delicate savory and meaty notes.

👄 On the palate this wine is dry; it has medium acidity, a medium body, medium alcohol, medium tannins, and medium intensity in youthful flavors consistent with the nose.

👏 This is the definition of an easy-drinking, gulpably delicious, and food-favorable wine. We are loving the layers of this wine that may be mistakable for a Beaujolais but for the delicate nuances most likely attributable its Rhône Valley provenance.

Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet, La Souteronne, 2018, 12.5% ABV, Vin de Pays, Rouge made from Gamay.

Thank you, @petervars @thomasliquors for the introduction to this producer. Excited to try the Syrah next time 👍
— 8 days ago

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Peter Sultan

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His syrahs & white blends are fantastic @Vanessa
Vanessa

Vanessa

@Peter Sultan I’m excited to try his other wines. I have the Syrah, but will need to look for his white blend!

Château Thivin

Cuvée La Chapelle Côte de Brouilly Gamay 2019

Really a delicious Beaujolais. I know this is too young, but with a couple more in storage I was excited to try one. Decanted 5 hours. So much pure fruit, both on the initial cork pop and after several hours. A perfect pairing with a roast chicken and some maitake mushrooms caramelized in the chicken fat. Definitely meaningful tannic structure, can certainly see how this would be a 9.4+ in a couple years. — 10 days ago

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Domaine des Marrans

FLEURIE LIEU-DIT CHAMPAGNE Gamay 2017

After spring cleaning all day yesterday i wanted a wine i knew would be totally delicious. A job for cru Beaujolais! This one exceeded expectations. I think it’s drinking perfectly right now. Lots of raspberries backed by lavender and autumn leaves and spice. — 10 days ago

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

Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Brouilly Gamay 2017

Nose has ripe blackberry, ripe raspberry, crushed black cherry, wet leather, crushed sandstone or old terracotta pots and end of season rose.

Palate has ripe cherry, dehydrated cranberry, ripe raspberry, dried blueberries, dried tart cherry with fine tannins and a long finish.

1500ml, why open two bottles when one will do? Decanted 4H, much more time appreciated. We love how slowly this format ages, it's like one-half speed. 👍

Solid pairing tonight with 'Georgian Chicken'; (local) chicken thighs with dry rub, seared in cast iron then simmered/baked in a walnut/cilantro/serrano/tomato paste sauce, finished with pomegranate seeds & pomegranate vinegar drizzle.
— 5 days ago

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Dawn E.

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@Severn Goodwin ooh! Sounds delicious @

Château Thivin

Les Griottes de Brulhié Côte de Brouilly Gamay 2019

Lyle Fass
9.4

Such a good wine from Thivin. Maybe 50 year old vines, so middle aged. Awesome depth. Grapey, snappy, cherry, so classic. Smells like it’s bursting. And it is, blueberry, black cherry, sour cherry all form a symphony of cherries and crunch hard. Beautiful purity and freshness. A great vintage for this wine. Textured and juicy. Ripe and generous tannin suggests 5-8 years of life ahead of it. Extraordinarily long finish. — 6 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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FYI this died on day 2. Unusual.

Jean Foillard

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2019

Dan R
9.4

The whole package - fresh, vivid, fleshy, intense, layered, long. Hums with energy. Plenty of structure to boot, this will evolve well. Flat out delicious. — 24 days ago

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Marcel Lapierre

Cuvée Marcel Lapierre Morgon Gamay 2019

Insane! What a wine! Serious step up versus the classic Morgon. Beautiful nose, fruity start and than the deeper layers pop up. — 6 days ago

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