This Week's Must-Try Wines from Vinous

Welcome to this week's Vinous Top Ten! Each week we compile a list of top ten 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 Beaujolais: If You Want Value - You’ve Got It . Enjoy an excerpt from his article and his notes for this week's top ten below! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ “While prices for French wines with historic pedigree are often dramatically rising, Beaujolais, for the most part, continues to provide a respite from an overheated market. That, plus a string of recent vintages with average quality level ranging from very good to outstanding, makes Beaujolais one of the most intriguing regions in the world for savvy wine lovers.” --Josh Raynolds, Beaujolais: If You Want Value - You’ve Got It, October 2019 1. Alex Foillard 2017 Côte-de-Brouilly 2. Antoine Sunier 2018 Régnié 3. Château Cambon 2018 Beaujolais 4. Château du Moulin-à-Vent 2017 Moulin-à-Vent Couvent des Thorins 5. Château Grange Cochard 2016 Morgon Vieilles Vignes 6. Domaine Saint-Cyr 2018 Beaujolais Terroir de Bellevue 7. Famille Dutraive 2018 Chénas lieu dit en Papolet 8. Gilbert Chetaille 2017 Côte-de-Brouilly 9. Jean-Claude Chanudet 2017 Beaujolais La Cuvée du Chat 10. Maison l'Envoyé 2016 Morgon Côte du Py

Alex Foillard

Cote de Brouilly Gamay 2017

Delectable Wine
9.3

Vivid ruby. Powerful red/dark berry aromas pick up a sexy floral quality and a touch of spiciness with air. Concentrated yet lively in style, offering palate-staining, mineral-tinged black raspberry, bitter cherry and blood orange flavors that show excellent clarity and turn sweeter on the back half. Shows a touch of candied licorice on the gently tannic finish, which lingers with superb, mineral-driven persistence. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2019) — a month ago

Domaine Saint Cyr

Terroir de Bellevue Beaujolais Gamay 2018

Delectable Wine
9.0

Brilliant violet color. Fresh, mineral-tinged red and dark berry scents are complicated by hints of white pepper and candied flowers. Silky and sharply focused, offering lively black raspberry, bitter cherry and rose pastille flavors that take on an exotic blood orange flourish with air. Shows very good clarity and floral lift on the long, incisive finish, which is framed by discreet tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2019) — a month ago

Gilbert Chetaille

Côtes de Brouilly Gamay 2017

Delectable Wine
9.0

Bright magenta. Fresh blue fruit and cherry scents and a hint of white pepper on the fragrant nose. Smooth and nicely concentrated, offering bitter cherry and boysenberry flavors sharpened by a jolt of smoky minerality. Smoothly plays richness off energy and finishes gently tannic and quite long, leaving a fresh blue fruit note behind. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2019) — a month ago

Maison L'Envoyé

Vieilles Vignes Côte du Py Gamay Noir 2016

Delectable Wine
9.3

Deep glistening violet. Powerful, mineral-accented red/blue fruit scents are complemented by suggestions of incense and candied violet. Silky, energetic and appealingly sweet, offering palate-staining black raspberry, boysenberry and spicecake flavors supported by a spine of juicy acidity. In an energetic style, showing impressive finishing thrust, smooth tannins and strong, mineral-dominated persistence. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2019) — a month ago

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Antoine Sunier

Régnié Gamay 2018

Delectable Wine
9.2

Deep ruby. Fresh dark berries, cherry pie, candied violet and a suggestion of smoky minerals on the assertively perfumed nose. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering juicy blueberry, cherry compote, spicecake and floral pastille flavors that slowly tighten up with air. Finishes sappy, smooth and very long, showing persistent florality and fine-grained tannins that rise up slowly. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2019) — a month ago

Chateau Du Moulin À Vent

Couvent des Thorins Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2017

Delectable Wine
9.1

Opaque ruby. Powerful cherry and blackberry aromas pick up smoky mineral and floral qualities as the wine opens up. Weighty, in the manner of the vintage, but showing very good energy as well, offering gently sweet black currant, cherry and violet pastille flavors that firm up slowly on the back half. Dusty tannins come in late on the finish, which hangs around with suave floral and spice notes. This wine is quite civilized both for the appellation and for the vintage. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2019) — a month ago

Jean-Claude Chanudet

La Cuvée du Chat Beaujolais-Villages Gamay 2017

Delectable Wine
9.0

Vivid magenta. Mineral-accented raspberry and boysenberry scents, along with hints of dusty minerals and pungent flowers. Juicy red berry and bitter cherry flavors put on weight and slowly flesh out with air. Picks up a hint of candied licorice on the clinging finish, which is framed by silky tannins that add gentle grip. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2019) — a month ago

Château Cambon

Beaujolais Gamay 2018

Delectable Wine
9.2

Shimmering violet color. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh cherry and raspberry, along with building floral and spice notes. Stains the palate with sweet red/blue fruit, lavender pastille and spicecake flavors that spread out slowly on the back half. Conveys a suave blend of richness and energy finishing impressively long and juicy, displaying finely interwoven tannins and resonating florality. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2019) — a month ago

Château Grange Cochard

Morgon Vieilles Vignes Gamay 2016

Delectable Wine
9.2

Lurid ruby. Vibrant black raspberry, cherry and violet scents, along with suggestions of licorice, smoky minerals and earth. Concentrated yet lithe and precise, offering bitter cherry, red/dark berry and spicecake flavors braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Silky, even tannins shape the finish, which hangs on with strong persistence and resonating florality. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2019) — a month ago

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Famille Dutraive

Lieu dit en Papolet Chénas Red Blend 2018

Delectable Wine
9.3

Shimmering magenta. Expressive red/blue fruit and licorice aromas show excellent clarity and pick up mineral and exotic spice flourishes as the wine opens up. Broad and fleshy on entry, offers concentrated boysenberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors that tighten up and become sweeter with air. The blue floral note carries strongly through an impressively long, focused finish that's shaped by smooth, harmonious tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2019) — a month ago

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