Gamay Noir

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!
— 6 hours ago

Andrew, Tom and 9 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
— 5 days ago

Lyle, Ray and 9 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. — 15 days ago

Daniel, Severn and 16 others liked this

Marie-Thérèse Chappaz

Grain Noir 2013

This is a Bordeaux blend. Tasty and in a good place. Nicely herbal along with cassis fruit. — 16 days ago

Severn, Diane and 11 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.”!!!

— a day ago

Lyle, Byron and 6 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 — 6 days ago

Ira, Iwan and 13 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. — 9 days ago

Rebecca Anne Casagrande
with Rebecca
Severn, Hugh and 12 others liked this

Jean Foillard

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2019

2019 Cote du Py By far the best Gamay Noir I have tasted in several years. Such a precise expression of Morgon. This aroma shows the perfect combination of deep and inviting cherry plum fruitiness along with the slightest brush pepperiness and subtle meaty/earthy hints. There is no funky Brett in this wine that I can find. Not squeaky clean commercial either. There is no mistaking the pedigree of this vineyard site as well as the deft hand of this legendary producer. The texture is pure pleasure, almost nil tannins (The way I like it), and major length. Woody, brushy (rotundones) are combined with perfectly ripe tree fruit and alluring minerality . For anyone confused about the distinction between Burgundy and Beaujolais this should stand as a model example. Bravo bravo bravo!!! — 24 days ago

Romain, Severn and 8 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 — 4 days ago

Paul, Ericsson and 4 others liked this

Walter Scott

Arlyn Vineyard Gamay Noir 2019

Bordering on a tarter Pinot noir. Very good! — 15 days ago

Ellie K
with Ellie
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