Juliénas, Beaujolais

Pascal Granger

Cuvée Spéciale Juliénas Gamay 2016

Exquisite. Burgundian as hell. Sappy, dense and saturated. Incredible aromatics, fruit and tannin structure. It will take several years to reach true harmony, as is always the case with this cuvée. But it will be well worth the wait. — 22 days ago

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Domaine du Vissoux / Pierre-Marie Chermette

Origine Vieilles Vignes Beaujolais 2019

Delectable Wine

This delicious Beaujolais-Nouveau (from vines that are up to 85 years old) brims with intense dark berry, floral and spice notes. Mineral overtones add urgency and back end cut to round things out in style. $18.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2019) — 5 hours ago

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La Soeur Cadette

Julienas Gamay 2016

Bright acidity juicy red fruit, ripe cherries stone fruit mossy earth, great Beaujolais yum — 4 days ago

Guy, Annick et Yann Bertrand

Julienas Pur Ju Gamay 2018

Outstanding. A bit fuller bodied. — 8 days ago

Dominique Piron

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2017

This has exhilarating fruit intensity, lovely fine grained tannins and powerful minerality. Lively acidity and juicy texture throughout. Black cherry, licorice, orange peel, black tea and iron notes are particularly apparent tonight. This will age very well but is also extremely delicious to taste in its exuberant youth. — 2 days ago

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Alex Foillard

Brouilly Gamay 2016

Thanksgiving week with my in-laws.

Nose has wood smoke, crushed rocks, deep purple fruits are very generous, ripe blackberry and plum are prominent.

Palate has nice depth, sweet blackberry, black cherry, smoked ripe plum, confectionery sugar, hints of mild oak with a medium-long finish. Perfect entry to the world.

Debut commercial vintage from a son of one of the Masters of Beaujolais, at long last, Alex Foillard is bringing his wines to the world. Starting with an epic hail vintage, supply was quite limited for much of the North. Luckily Bouilly and Côte de Brouilly had minimal damage. For those in the know, 2016 Burgundy's will be wines for the ages.
— 12 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Yes, but he had a great mentor, so one could expect a debut at this level. I also opened the Côte also this evening, I like the valley fruit better than the mountain by a smidge.
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Severn Goodwin I need to find this!
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@Dawn E. Good luck, you might be able to source 2018's.

M. & C. Lapierre à Villié-Morgon

Juliénas Gamay 2016

Andrew Holod

Balanced, some CO2 but cleaner than the fleurie from earlier. So delicious. — 6 days ago

Marcel Lapierre

Julienas Gamay 2018

Lapierre never disappoints. — 8 days ago

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Jean Foillard

Morgon Gamay 2017

Hay, leather, cherry, earth, a bit of a cola and candy cane too. Boy what a ride! The palate is perfectly drawn : superb acid backbone, extremely ripe cherry all along, some width, some weight, a bit of tannins this time (oh complexity), some grip and a bit of salt and meat along with a radiant cherry in a very long finish. As always this is grand 🍷 — 3 days ago

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Peter Sultan

Peter Sultan

Lucky devil. He is a great producer