Château Thivin

Cuvée La Chapelle Côte de Brouilly Gamay

9.255 ratings
9.217 pro ratings
Côte de Brouilly, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Gamay
Chicken, Game, Turkey, Duck, Goose
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

My favorite vintage of La Chapelle. Deep nose of forest floor, cranberry, floral notes, mineral, crushed rocks and specifically granite, very very aromatic. Like wow. Palate is bright and energetic, with terrific fruit, sap and intensity. What vivid fruit. Special wine. What a core of fruit and terrific juicy structure. Elegant tannins and terrific length. Sweet cherry fruit and so many rocks and minerals at the finish. Lingering and pure. Knockout. Has decades to go but a great bottle.

My favorite vintage of La Chapelle. Deep nose of forest floor, cranberry, floral notes, mineral, crushed rocks and specifically granite, very very aromatic. Like wow. Palate is bright and energetic, with terrific fruit, sap and intensity. What vivid fruit. Special wine. What a core of fruit and terrific juicy structure. Elegant tannins and terrific length. Sweet cherry fruit and so many rocks and minerals at the finish. Lingering and pure. Knockout. Has decades to go but a great bottle.

May 24th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

A great La Chapelle. Blueberry, smoke, spice, dark cherries, loads of earth and mineral. Spicey granite. Lovely floral top note as well. Palate is ripe and so so juicy, incredible freshness and purity and shockingly mineral. The fruit is in background. Has a red Riesling quality to it this year. Fruit is more fruit skin than flesh. Cherry, blueberry, cassis and super concentrated but so nimble. Absolutely delicious. Long mineral finish with floral and fruit sneaking in as it airs. Great stuff.

A great La Chapelle. Blueberry, smoke, spice, dark cherries, loads of earth and mineral. Spicey granite. Lovely floral top note as well. Palate is ripe and so so juicy, incredible freshness and purity and shockingly mineral. The fruit is in background. Has a red Riesling quality to it this year. Fruit is more fruit skin than flesh. Cherry, blueberry, cassis and super concentrated but so nimble. Absolutely delicious. Long mineral finish with floral and fruit sneaking in as it airs. Great stuff.

Feb 15th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Insane nose. Huge berry fruit. Blackberry, raspberry, super complex. Granite. Earth and mineral. It’s just stunning. You gotta pay $150 for this in Côte de Nuits. Spice. Clove. Herbs. Just insane. Soil tones. What a palate. So so refined. So elegant. So pure and fresh. Huge blackberry and cherry fruit that is just crackling with wonderful velvety like tannins and stellar purity. This needs age but oh man bojo does not get much better. Amazing length. So complex but this baby will slay in 10 years. So juicy and with a wonderful structure and freshness. My god this is deep with such an insane hit of opulence. Stunning in every way.

Insane nose. Huge berry fruit. Blackberry, raspberry, super complex. Granite. Earth and mineral. It’s just stunning. You gotta pay $150 for this in Côte de Nuits. Spice. Clove. Herbs. Just insane. Soil tones. What a palate. So so refined. So elegant. So pure and fresh. Huge blackberry and cherry fruit that is just crackling with wonderful velvety like tannins and stellar purity. This needs age but oh man bojo does not get much better. Amazing length. So complex but this baby will slay in 10 years. So juicy and with a wonderful structure and freshness. My god this is deep with such an insane hit of opulence. Stunning in every way.

Jun 19th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.0

Slammed shut. When this wine is open it’s a 9.7. Avoid for 2-4 years. I believe in this wine. Just not today.

Slammed shut. When this wine is open it’s a 9.7. Avoid for 2-4 years. I believe in this wine. Just not today.

Jan 20th, 2019
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

9.5

From Beaujolais Thursday

From Beaujolais Thursday

Nov 19th, 2018
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Mega grapey nose off the bat. But also tons of crushed granite. Tons of soil inflected aromas. Smells like fresh potting soil and black fruits. Stunning nose once it gets going and shakes off the grapyness. Palate is dense and packed and I mean packed with pure black cherry and blackberry fruit. But then it finishes elegant and granite infused with some firm tannins and terrific freshness. Graceful, vividly fruity, transparent and structured. What more can you ask for? Amazing wine

Mega grapey nose off the bat. But also tons of crushed granite. Tons of soil inflected aromas. Smells like fresh potting soil and black fruits. Stunning nose once it gets going and shakes off the grapyness. Palate is dense and packed and I mean packed with pure black cherry and blackberry fruit. But then it finishes elegant and granite infused with some firm tannins and terrific freshness. Graceful, vividly fruity, transparent and structured. What more can you ask for? Amazing wine

Mar 17th, 2018
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

8.5

Meaty, autumnal, peppercorn, quite mature and lacking much intrigue at this point.

Meaty, autumnal, peppercorn, quite mature and lacking much intrigue at this point.

Jan 9th, 2018
Fraser McKinley

These were a fantastic pair. The Sept Vignes, very pure and spacious whilst the La Chapelle echoed its flavours and added another degree of density. Lovely wines - 2015

These were a fantastic pair. The Sept Vignes, very pure and spacious whilst the La Chapelle echoed its flavours and added another degree of density. Lovely wines - 2015

Aug 4th, 2017
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Huge nose. 80 year old vines average age. Mega menthol, leafy, tree, resin, pine, spice, flowers. Absurd depth. Rich, grapey yet structured. It has energy but it wound up and can be so much more expressive. Very mineral.

Day 2 - beefy meaty nose. Floral. Darker. Vigorous. Animal. Forests. Terrific purity and depth. Unreal balance and acidity. Just so fresh and vivid. Black cherry. Sappy. So complex. Echoes. Incredible.

Huge nose. 80 year old vines average age. Mega menthol, leafy, tree, resin, pine, spice, flowers. Absurd depth. Rich, grapey yet structured. It has energy but it wound up and can be so much more expressive. Very mineral.

Day 2 - beefy meaty nose. Floral. Darker. Vigorous. Animal. Forests. Terrific purity and depth. Unreal balance and acidity. Just so fresh and vivid. Black cherry. Sappy. So complex. Echoes. Incredible.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 11th, 2016
Severn Goodwin

The most ridiculous, insane amount of fruit ever...

Thank you so much
@Lyle Fass

The most ridiculous, insane amount of fruit ever...

Thank you so much
@Lyle Fass

1 person found it helpfulJan 6th, 2018