This Week's Must-Try Wines from Vinous

Welcome to this week's Vinous Top Ten! Each week we compile a list of wines from the Vinous database that you need to add to your wine wish list. With all the various regions, producers, and grapes, no week will be the same! All of the wines listed in this feature are available for purchase on Banquet . This week's must-try wines are from Josh Raynolds’ article, Changing Perspectives in Beaujolais . Enjoy an excerpt from this article and notes for this week's top ten below! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1. 2018 Alex Foillard Côte-de-Brouilly 2. 2019 Antoine Sunier Morgon 3. 2018 Château Grange Cochard Morgon Côte du Py 4. 2018 Domaine de la Pirolette Saint-Amour 5. 2019 Guy Breton Côte-de-Brouilly 6. 2020 Jean-Claude Lapalu Beaujolais-Villages Vieilles Vignes 7. 2018 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py 8. 2019 Julien Sunier Fleurie 9. 2018 Manoir du Carra Moulin-à-Vent Les Burdelines 10. 2019 Mee Godard Morgon Corcelette

Domaine Mee Godard

Morgon Corcelette Gamay 2019

Delectable Wine
9.4

Vivid ruby. An assertive, spice- and mineral-accented bouquet evokes ripe red and blue fruits and incense and shows excellent clarity. Vibrant and precise on the palate, offering bitter cherry, boysenberry and candied lavender flavors that deepen with air while retaining vivacity. Plays power off delicacy with a sure hand and finishes very long and gently chewy, with polished tannins and resonating floral and mineral notes. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2021)
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Jean-Claude Lapalu

Vieilles Vignes Beaujolais-Villages Gamay 2020

Delectable Wine
9.0

Dark violet. Spice-tinged red and dark berries, licorice and a hint of smokiness on the pungent nose and in the mouth. Broad and chewy in texture, showing good heft and a floral quality that emerges with air. The smoky note comes back strong on the long, youthfully tannic finish, which leaves a suggestion of bitter cherry behind. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2021)
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Barbet

Domaine de La Pirolette Saint-Amour Gamay 2018

Delectable Wine
9.0

Shimmering ruby. Expressive black raspberry, cherry cola and violet scents pick up mineral and spice nuances with air. Nicely concentrated yet lively on the palate, offering juicy bitter cherry, dark berry and exotic spice flavors that turn sweeter on the back half. Discreet tannins shape the floral-tinged finish, which hangs on with very good persistence. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2021)
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Alex Foillard

Cote de Brouilly Gamay 2018

Delectable Wine
9.3

Bright violet. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes an array of red and blue fruits, pungent flowers and exotic spices, and a smoky mineral nuance emerges as the wine gets air. Sweet, seamless and penetrating on the palate, offering juicy, appealingly sweet boysenberry, cherry and rose pastille flavors that deepen through the back half while maintaining energy. Shows fine definition and mineral cut on the strikingly long finish, which is given shape by silky, well-knit tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2021)
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Domaine Manoir du Carra

Les Burdelines Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2018

Delectable Wine
9.1

Dark ruby. Mineral-accented aromas of red and dark berries and potpourri are complemented by a licorice nuance that builds with air. Shows bright floral lift on the palate, which offers sappy black raspberry, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors that turn sweeter on the back half. Finishes long and subtly tannic, with repeating floral and licorice notes. This is an almost delicate expression of both the appellation and the vintage. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2021)
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Guy Breton

Côte de Brouilly Gamay 2019

Delectable Wine
9.3

Shimmering violet. High-pitched red and blue fruit, violet and exotic spice scents are complemented by a floral nuance and a building mineral overtone. Juicy and sharply focused on the palate, offering sappy raspberry, boysenberry, allspice and candied rhubarb flavors and a deeper licorice note on the back half. Closes long and precise, showing subtle tannic grip and repeating floral and mineral qualities. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2021)
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Antoine Sunier

Morgon Gamay 2019

Delectable Wine
9.3

Shimmering red. Pungent dark berry, cherry and exotic spice aromas show fine clarity and pick up a subtle mocha accent as the wine opens up. Broad and fleshy in style, offering nicely concentrated blueberry and bitter cherry flavors that tighten up steadily with air. The floral note repeats on a very long, juicy finish framed by well-knit tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2021)
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Julien Sunier

Fleurie Gamay 2019

Delectable Wine
9.3

Translucent ruby-red. Smoky, mineral-tinged red fruit, spicecake, game and potpourri aromas are complemented by suggestions of allspice and licorice. Juicy bitter cherry and red currant flavors slowly flesh out and turn sweeter with aeration. Fine-grained tannins lend gentle grip to a long, red-fruit-dominated finish that hangs on with strong, spicy tenacity. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2021)
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Jean Foillard

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2018

Delectable Wine
9.4

Dark, bright-hued ruby. An expansive, complex bouquet evokes ripe cherry and black raspberry, along with pungent floral, exotic spice and earth notes. Stains the palate with sweet red and dark berry, lavender pastille and fruitcake flavors that spread out steadily and become livelier on the back half. Conveys a suave blend of richness and energy and finishes impressively long and juicy, with harmonious tannins and resonating florality. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2021)
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Château Grange Cochard

Morgon Côte Du Py Gamay 2018

Delectable Wine
9.4

Deep violet. Deeply perfumed dark berry, cherry and licorice aromas are complemented by hints of succulent flowers, smoky minerals and baking spices. Appealingly sweet and expansive on the palate, offering intense, mineral-driven black raspberry, cherry cola, violet pastille and spicecake flavors that firm up on the back half. Rich yet lively as well, finishing impressively long and focused, with fine detail and harmonious tannins lending gentle closing grip. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2021)
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