Juliénas, Beaujolais

Domaine Franck Besson

Le Clos du Fief Juliénas Gamay

Yay, Julienas. Bloody copper penny alone. Bracing and warm with fish. Chocolatey later. Not tongue shattering. — 18 days ago

Marc Delienne

Arpay À la Folie Saint-Amour Gamay 2017

Bwah! I definitely made the right call opening this up the day before drinking it. All that air has made this quite a different beast from the first bottle we had about a month ago. It's crazy how floral it became overnight. Plus a touch of eucalyptus that just tickles the nose. So intoxicating! Full of pep on the palate. It's light-bodied, super fruity, with fresh acidity, and good minerality - just keeps you going until the bottle's empty before you know it. A bottle for one if you ask me. Yum! — 7 days ago

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Just curious. How did you know this would need this much air? @Aaron Tan
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@Brent Young You could call it an educated guess. Haha. Went through Marc's 2020 bottle releases last year, and they're all quite reductive. Needs a good dose of air, so an overnight slow ox would definitely help. It's a pretty mild process to be frank, but makes a difference. I seldom decant unless I have to... usually just open it and leave it in the chiller overnight... drink and observe.
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I see. Overnight slow ox. Nice 👍 @Aaron Tan Thanks

Domaine de Colette

Vieilles Vignes Régnié Gamay 2020

Medium ruby color. Aromas of rose petals, Turkish delight and strawberry. Fruity, rose water, with a gorgeous finish. Not a bad Gamay. — 5 days ago

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Domaine de Thulon (Famille Jambon)

Beaujolais-Villages Gamay 2016

Upper class Gamay, marked by aging in oak barrels. Deep and concentrated. Evocation of Burgundy in classical style close to Château des Jacques. The fruit is set back, and the charm of gamay is not fully expressed, trying to play in the course of Pinot-noir without having the vertical character, imprint of the terroir. The 5 years of guards brought unity to the whole and a beautiful general outfit.

Gamay classe supérieure, marqué par un élevage en fût de chêne. Profond et concentré. Évocation de la Bourgogne dans style classique proche du Château des Jacques. Le fruit est en retrait, et le charme du gamay ne s’y exprime pas pleinement, essayant de jouer dans la cours du Pinot-noir sans en avoir le caractère vertical, marqueur du terroir. Les 5 années de gardes ont apporté de l’unité à l’ensemble et une belle tenue générale.
— 12 days ago

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Louis Claude Desvignes

La Voûte Saint-Vincent Morgon Gamay 2018

Beautiful aromas of red fruit, purple flowers and earth. Bright cherry and strawberry fruit flavors with notes of truffle and just a touch of baking spices. Crunchy texture and medium body. Elegant and bold. Beautiful acidity. This Beaujolais has filled out nicely with a little bit of bottle age. — 12 days ago

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Georges Descombes

Brouilly Gamay 2014

Cherries, raspberries, cranberries, sous bois, leather and a whiff of paint thinner on the nose. Very tart, light body, acidic and gravelly. — 9 days ago

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Gravallon-Lathuiliere

Grand Pré Fleurie Gamay 2019

Clear dark ruby. Shy but inviting nose of black raspberry and anise. Juicy (medium plus acidity) medium-bodied palate gives black raspberry, cranberry, and Mukhwas that rolls into the lengthy finish. Medium tannins entry to finish make for an excellent accompaniment to almost any meal (skip it if you’re having “fishy” seafood or bright greens). Drink now through 2024. — 3 days ago

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Domaine Bertrand

Beaujolais villages nouveau Gamay 2021

Domaine Bertrand - Beaujolais villages nouveau 2021

That's a funny story here. We visited the winery back in August 2021 and brought back different cuvées back home in poland. We found this bottle in a massive supermarket here in Warsaw, Poland, on a completely random struck of luck.
There is flowers on the nose (geranium?) and cherry and a bit of hay. It's textbook beaujo nouveau. The palate shows structure and matter unlike most beaujo nouveaux out there. Soft mouthfeel, nice fruit all along and a long finish with that fruity note. I could sip on beaujo nouveaux like this everyday
— 13 days ago

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Domaine des Pins

Les Pierres Saint Amour Gamay 2015

ESF
9.2

Hell yeah! Impressed w/this Cru which I’m not familiar - deeply dark ruby/inky & opaque, gorgeous, generous & elegant nose of pure red fruit, cherry cough drop, liqueured, sweet spice like cinnamon & allspice, white pepper, mineral. Very complex & engaging. Decent heft & grip on palate w/tannins/acidity playing nicely. This has such a beautiful dusty red fruited flavor, herbaceous almost Sangiovese-like. I could see PN comparisons as well… this really delivered for around $20-22 and I can see some aging potential. — 5 days ago

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