Gamay Noir

Jean-Paul Thevenet

Vieilles Vignes Morgon Gamay 2017

Shay A

After realizing I’d never had a Beaujolais bottle before, I decided to find a top quality one to give a try. This is an “old vine” version from a very reputable producer.

Reddish purple in the glass but a bit translucent. Very candied and floral on the nose! Candied plum, orange zest, and cherry jolly rancher too. A wonderful entry and mid palate with notes of granite, cherry gummies, potpourri and an herbal note...maybe oregano? Very low acidity, and short finish. A fun wine to try and use as a benchmark/standard.
— 7 days ago

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@Dawn Emory : Thanks for the heads up! I’ll check their shop out.
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@Dawn Emory Kermit Lynch also has one of the very best informational sites for all the producer wines they import.
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@David T Absolutely agree!

Yvon Métras

Fleurie Gamay 2015

The king 👑 2015 isn't my favourite bojo vintage but Metras' Fleurie easily breaks this. The energy! While there's definitely ripeness in the fruit, it's bright, crunchy, and saline. All that I love of Bojo 😍 — 3 days ago

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Brick House

Ribbon Ridge Gamay Noir 2013

Honestly, for everyday easy drinking...I wish I had a case. This was quite lovely. — 10 hours ago

Lieu Dit

Santa Maria Valley Gamay

I was very skeptical even though this bottle came highly recommended. How could can Gamay really be. The answer is extraordinary. This fresh, funky wine was very complex with a finish that continues unendingly. The dried cherry is there but I’m the background. A wine that @Ted Corvey would love. — 3 days ago

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Sonoma Coast Gamay Noir 2016

Crunchy, bright, tart cranberry fruit. Really nice texture. Perfect thanksgiving wine. — 17 days ago

Shay, Mark and 11 others liked this

Romuald Valot

Côte de Brouilly Gamay 2017

To be honest, I actually prefer the Chenas I had earlier this year in Japan... But in the same spirit, this was super glou-glou. Bright, fresh, juicy, light, and super expressive. Only issue I have is the perception of RS. Could be the super sweet fruit though... — 11 days ago

Severn, Ron and 8 others liked this

Walter Scott

Arlyn Vineyard Gamay Noir 2017

Lightly extracted purple red. Cherry and graphite aromas. Light cherry berry flavor, later tutti frutti, light seed tannin and cherry finish. The perfect understated Thanksgiving wine — 20 days ago

Ira, Neil and 3 others liked this

Domaine Baron de l'Ecluse

Cuvee Ozzie Côte de Brouilly Gamay 2014

Lyle Fass

Been a minute since I had this. Nose is funky and reductive. Some mint, some leather but big time cheesy funk. As air enters the equation this becomes more bramble, granite infused and spicey. Palate is elegant and super raspberry and cranberry fruited with nice drying but ripe tannins. Good freshness. Very juicy and balanced. — 9 days ago

Riddley, Severn and 3 others liked this

Isabelle et Bruno Perraud

Moulin á Vent Gamay 2015

Lyle Fass

Very natural and 2015 nose. Hazelnut, granite, red fruits, floral, violets, very high toned and very pungent. Palate has no shortage of fruit, and is very fresh and energetic. Good power and satiating fruit. Excellent. — 9 days ago

Riddley, Severn and 2 others liked this

Clos de La Briderie

Vieilles Vignes Touraine-Mesland Rouge Red Blend 2010

Tonight is my 500th review here at Delectable and I have enjoyed each and every one. The wine I am reviewing tonight is the 2010 Clos de la Briderie Touraine Mesland Vieilles Vignes Rouge Blend from the Loire Valley. This blend is 40% Côt Noir (Malbec), 30% Cabernet Franc and 30% Gamay Noir.

On the nose there is good red fruit yet a little muted, raspberry, strawberry, pomegranate, vanilla, mocha and dusty soil.

On the palate is a delicate elegance of the same red fruit, strawberry, raspberry, cherry, plum, bell pepper, black pepper, spice and a ice minerality.

The wine is medium bodied with a smooth mouth feel, medium + acidity and medium to plus fine sandy tannins that moves right into a medium to long finish. I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend just remember to be safe. Here is to the next 500. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 4 days ago

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Congratulations, I read every entry with interest. Nice to choose a Loire red from a small AOC for this one. There is so much to learn! 👨🏻‍💻👍
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@Peter van den Besselaar Thank you. As you know Loire is one of my favorites.