Serious cellar potential, and that is probably where this one belongs for awhile. Very primary, dense, juicy and structured. Crunchy wild berries, gravelly mineral character and slightly herbaceous. This bottling needs more time than even the grand reserve Juliénas because of its much shorter elevage and early release time. It will surely reward, but showing some mutedness now.
*Day 3* Already considerably more rewarding. The tannin structure is muscular but supple, and there is more mid palate density and clarity. Showing some dried fruit aromas at this stage, but not to the point of feeling tired. I’m more confident that this will drink well in 2021 or perhaps 2020. — 4 days ago
Always one of the best. This completely makes the case for aging some rose. So beautiful with bright flowers, strawberries, and acidity. — a day ago
Light ruby color. Garnet secondary hues. Hazy. Fresh bing cherries and strawberries on the nose alongside ripe watermelon, bubblegum, ginger, and delicate lily and lilac notes. A bouquet of sweet aromas in the nose. Medium acidity on the palate. Nice structure. Very light body. 2017 vintage. 12.5% ABV. Gamay. #fleurie #crudubeaujolais #domainedelagrandcour #carbonicmaceration #gamay #gamayzing — 13 days ago
Beautiful dark & mid red fruits with floral heaven. Both this wines are a yin & yang heaven with this dish.
Stupendous flavors built into this dish by Chef Hedy. Richness with great seasoning.
If you live in & around the greater Bay Area, you owe to yourself to attend one of the dinners Hedy holds 4-5 times a year. Not only is the food amongst the very best we had, the people that attend and environment are as equally good. Find Hedy @Plate&Bottle — 5 days ago
High acid and crunchy berry fruit, but there’s a great deal more. Spice-accented aromas with a violet-like florality. Outstanding framing and depth, with a great sense of finesse on the palate. The minerality and elegance are wonderful. I love Jean-Paul Brun’s wines more all the time. This is one of his finest. — 11 days ago
Just pure joy. Tart cranberry, juice cherry and a dash of minerality. Perfumes perfection and lasting finish. Sad this is my last bottle. — 10 days ago
Gorgeous nose of mulch, cranberry bog, black cherries and loads of minerals. Subtle and gorgeous. Palate is rich and ripe and like Gamay boiled down to its essence. Black cherry and blackberry fruit but also seems a bit closed in on itself. Likely needs 2-3 hours to come around. This is like Thivin’s Monfortino. Will come back to this as besides initial blast of fruit and trailing off mineral finish. Very nice but I’m sure there is more. — 4 days ago
Wanted to try one of my 3 bottles of 2018. I know it’s too young and it shows but it’s still great. Nose: twizzlers, ripe fresh cut berries, hint of licorice. This is distinctly gamay and there’s a bit of that cola thing you find in Cali Pinot but it’s tart and savory and clearly gamay. Good stuff. Will drink the next two in a couple years. — 12 days ago
Light bubblegum and banana on the finish, smooth, balanced, medium tannins. Another enjoyable Gamay. — 12 days ago