Château Thivin

Cuvée Zaccharie Côte de Brouilly Gamay

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

Founder Fass Selections

9.2

Gorgeous nose of mulch, cranberry bog, black cherries and loads of minerals. Subtle and gorgeous. Palate is rich and ripe and like Gamay boiled down to its essence. Black cherry and blackberry fruit but also seems a bit closed in on itself. Likely needs 2-3 hours to come around. This is like Thivin’s Monfortino. Will come back to this as besides initial blast of fruit and trailing off mineral finish. Very nice but I’m sure there is more.

Gorgeous nose of mulch, cranberry bog, black cherries and loads of minerals. Subtle and gorgeous. Palate is rich and ripe and like Gamay boiled down to its essence. Black cherry and blackberry fruit but also seems a bit closed in on itself. Likely needs 2-3 hours to come around. This is like Thivin’s Monfortino. Will come back to this as besides initial blast of fruit and trailing off mineral finish. Very nice but I’m sure there is more.

Nov 10th, 2019
Evelyn

This wine is super chill. Cranberries. Lots of cranberry. Little bit of blackberry. Little bit of “sticks and rope.” It tastes like something you should be drinking on a cloudy not-quite-spring day (which this is). Not velvety enough to be wintery, not quite light enough to be summery. Super smooth and not messing around. A pleasant respite from heavy shit that won’t slap you in the face. It wears stripes and has a scarf in its hair.

This wine is super chill. Cranberries. Lots of cranberry. Little bit of blackberry. Little bit of “sticks and rope.” It tastes like something you should be drinking on a cloudy not-quite-spring day (which this is). Not velvety enough to be wintery, not quite light enough to be summery. Super smooth and not messing around. A pleasant respite from heavy shit that won’t slap you in the face. It wears stripes and has a scarf in its hair.

1 person found it helpfulApr 22nd, 2018
Evan Bienstock

Getting a bit deeper into Gamay because it’s accessible, affordable, can be complex, and is altogether pretty easy. And this one is top notch.

Getting a bit deeper into Gamay because it’s accessible, affordable, can be complex, and is altogether pretty easy. And this one is top notch.

Jan 16th, 2020
Lars Miller

Wonderful ripe berry on the nose, and a hint of sulphur. Upon opening, we noted violets and cherry with a slight sour note. Barely any tannins, and super smooth.

Wonderful ripe berry on the nose, and a hint of sulphur. Upon opening, we noted violets and cherry with a slight sour note. Barely any tannins, and super smooth.

Sep 15th, 2017
James Cahill

So much better than the ‘15.

So much better than the ‘15.

Jan 25th, 2019
Jessica Henson

Jessica had this 3 years ago

Jessica had this 3 years ago

Aug 6th, 2017
Clement BAUSSART

Clement had this 4 months ago

Clement had this 4 months ago

Oct 11th, 2019
Chad Thompson

Chad had this a year ago

Chad had this a year ago

Aug 25th, 2018