Domaine Pascal Aufranc

Chénas Vignes de 1939 Gamay

8.8104 ratings
8.934 pro ratings
Chénas, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Gamay
Chicken, Game, Turkey, Duck, Goose
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

Great value. Very concentrated aromas on the nose. Deep, ripe, plummy dark cherry ooze, a feral funky note, almost yeasty, deep granite minerality, a little spice. Rich amalgam of fruit and granite in the mouth, not jammy, decent acids, quite dry. Even a little tannin. Really overachieves.

Great value. Very concentrated aromas on the nose. Deep, ripe, plummy dark cherry ooze, a feral funky note, almost yeasty, deep granite minerality, a little spice. Rich amalgam of fruit and granite in the mouth, not jammy, decent acids, quite dry. Even a little tannin. Really overachieves.

Apr 5th, 2022
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

8.0

Not for me. Sure, great old vine material. But when a 6 year old Beaujolais can't be popped and poured due to CO2/possible refermentation, and it has been stored at cool cellar temps...maybe shipping is suspect or the wine is too fragile to survive the logistics it saw through the channel I purchased.

Not for me. Sure, great old vine material. But when a 6 year old Beaujolais can't be popped and poured due to CO2/possible refermentation, and it has been stored at cool cellar temps...maybe shipping is suspect or the wine is too fragile to survive the logistics it saw through the channel I purchased.

Sep 13th, 2021
Tom Casagrande

At its peak! So fragrant. Ripe, tangy dark cherry and plum. Tons of pungent crushed granite. Exotic spice. An animal note; not quite sweat, but on that vector. Less demonstrative in the mouth, very linear, but loads of flavors that end clingy and savory. A little tannic picker at the end. Very nice.

At its peak! So fragrant. Ripe, tangy dark cherry and plum. Tons of pungent crushed granite. Exotic spice. An animal note; not quite sweat, but on that vector. Less demonstrative in the mouth, very linear, but loads of flavors that end clingy and savory. A little tannic picker at the end. Very nice.

Mar 22nd, 2020
Ed Lehrman

Fun and light but well built.

Fun and light but well built.

Sep 4th, 2019
boyd

Still youthful. Lovely.

Still youthful. Lovely.

May 25th, 2018
Tom Casagrande

This is Gamay on steroids. Deep but bright cherry fruit. With the cracked stones. Lots of ‘em. So 2015 in the mouth. Big, blocky, no elegance and all muscle. Full bodied (14%) and with less acid than I usually like. It’s really good but like a lot of ‘15 Bojos , it’s atypical.

This is Gamay on steroids. Deep but bright cherry fruit. With the cracked stones. Lots of ‘em. So 2015 in the mouth. Big, blocky, no elegance and all muscle. Full bodied (14%) and with less acid than I usually like. It’s really good but like a lot of ‘15 Bojos , it’s atypical.

Feb 2nd, 2018
S Butterfield

Sommelier Flask Fine Wines

9.5

Very spicy, hickory smoke aromas. A caramelized note. Such a silky mouthfeel with a kick of acid and super fine tannin. Long savory finish. Its not the Beaus you know its the Beaus you lay.

Very spicy, hickory smoke aromas. A caramelized note. Such a silky mouthfeel with a kick of acid and super fine tannin. Long savory finish. Its not the Beaus you know its the Beaus you lay.

2 people found it helpfulOct 8th, 2015
Evan Roberts

Wow this is great stuff. Killer Gamay, if you love spicy this is the stuff

Wow this is great stuff. Killer Gamay, if you love spicy this is the stuff

2 people found it helpfulMar 24th, 2015
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9.3

Lurid ruby. A highly expressive bouquet evokes fresh red/blue fruits, Asian spices and smoky minerals, along with a sexy floral pastille nuance. Sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering sappy raspberry, boysenberry and spicecake flavors that are given lift and cut by a spine of juicy acidity. Distinctly elegant in style. Finishes very long and smooth, with silky tannins that fold smoothly into the vibrant fruit. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2018)

Lurid ruby. A highly expressive bouquet evokes fresh red/blue fruits, Asian spices and smoky minerals, along with a sexy floral pastille nuance. Sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering sappy raspberry, boysenberry and spicecake flavors that are given lift and cut by a spine of juicy acidity. Distinctly elegant in style. Finishes very long and smooth, with silky tannins that fold smoothly into the vibrant fruit. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2018)

1 person found it helpfulMar 21st, 2018
Andrew Schirmer

Spicy, smoky, minerals, and with a surprising tannic grip that undergirds and adds complexity. Black pepper and a metallic finish. Yum.

Spicy, smoky, minerals, and with a surprising tannic grip that undergirds and adds complexity. Black pepper and a metallic finish. Yum.

1 person found it helpfulDec 1st, 2016