Georges Descombes

Brouilly Gamay

9.0384 ratings
9.096 pro ratings
Brouilly, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Gamay
Chicken, Game, Turkey, Duck, Goose
Top Notes For
Justin Bothur

Trying not to be partial because I love the grape, Descombes is approaching his old mentor in Lapierre here, but a little more focus on Brouilly’s vinous and herbal qualities. Fruit still is fresh.

Trying not to be partial because I love the grape, Descombes is approaching his old mentor in Lapierre here, but a little more focus on Brouilly’s vinous and herbal qualities. Fruit still is fresh.

Oct 24th, 2019
Matt Perlman

Delicious. Tangy cherry and cranberry, a bit of funk, slightest touch more structure and it would have been perfect

Delicious. Tangy cherry and cranberry, a bit of funk, slightest touch more structure and it would have been perfect

Aug 27th, 2019
Lucid Selections

Boatloads of fruit complexity, some candied, some sappy, some baked, some sour. Classy Cru Beaujolais!

Boatloads of fruit complexity, some candied, some sappy, some baked, some sour. Classy Cru Beaujolais!

Mar 27th, 2018
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.2

Barnyard on the nose. Palate reveals acid and berry sour in tandem with minimally present tannin.

Barnyard on the nose. Palate reveals acid and berry sour in tandem with minimally present tannin.

Nov 12th, 2017
Lily Davis

French Wine Specialist at Ottorink Weinbar

9.0

Hello old friend. You are a guzzler.

Hello old friend. You are a guzzler.

Sep 15th, 2017
Evan Keaschuk

Another Bojo I could drink all day. Raspberry, sour cherry, and cranberry (all the red fruits, really). This is so tangy and crushable, though it's got enough structure to remind you it's not just fruit juice. This went down far too easy

Another Bojo I could drink all day. Raspberry, sour cherry, and cranberry (all the red fruits, really). This is so tangy and crushable, though it's got enough structure to remind you it's not just fruit juice. This went down far too easy

2 people found it helpfulSep 13th, 2016
Keith Levenberg

Some of the purest, most alive fruit I've ever tasted in a wine of any kind. Yet the texture is full and luscious without being simple juicy fruit - the freshness is in its flesh and not just the acidity. When birds eat perfectly ripened grapes right off the vine they're probably experiencing something like this.

Some of the purest, most alive fruit I've ever tasted in a wine of any kind. Yet the texture is full and luscious without being simple juicy fruit - the freshness is in its flesh and not just the acidity. When birds eat perfectly ripened grapes right off the vine they're probably experiencing something like this.

2 people found it helpfulDec 31st, 2015
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.0

Lovely cranberry and red currant with a nice weedy savory quality. Faint tannins and great acidity.

Lovely cranberry and red currant with a nice weedy savory quality. Faint tannins and great acidity.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 8th, 2015
Paul Petit

Had a spicy tartar au couteau which was splendid with the wine.

Had a spicy tartar au couteau which was splendid with the wine.

2 people found it helpfulAug 1st, 2014
Stephen Heyman

Amazing : cerise, girolles, minerals

Amazing : cerise, girolles, minerals

2 people found it helpfulJul 5th, 2014