Jean-Claude Lapalu

Vieilles Vignes Beaujolais-Villages Gamay

9.180 ratings
9.016 pro ratings
Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Gamay
Chicken, Game, Turkey, Duck, Goose
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9.0

Dark violet. Spice-tinged red and dark berries, licorice and a hint of smokiness on the pungent nose and in the mouth. Broad and chewy in texture, showing good heft and a floral quality that emerges with air. The smoky note comes back strong on the long, youthfully tannic finish, which leaves a suggestion of bitter cherry behind. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2021)

Dark violet. Spice-tinged red and dark berries, licorice and a hint of smokiness on the pungent nose and in the mouth. Broad and chewy in texture, showing good heft and a floral quality that emerges with air. The smoky note comes back strong on the long, youthfully tannic finish, which leaves a suggestion of bitter cherry behind. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2021)

Aug 26th, 2021
Meg Herring

Consistently good! And good for the price ~$24

Consistently good! And good for the price ~$24

Nov 3rd, 2020
Peter Sultan

For a villages, packs some serious wallop, like a bad ol Cru. So for about 17/18$ you get a Cru Bojo like, very forward leaning, sharply delineated, gorgeously strawberry & raspberry fruited Villages. Decent concentration. Some Brett in there too

For a villages, packs some serious wallop, like a bad ol Cru. So for about 17/18$ you get a Cru Bojo like, very forward leaning, sharply delineated, gorgeously strawberry & raspberry fruited Villages. Decent concentration. Some Brett in there too

Apr 4th, 2020
Shengli Hu

Fresh strawberry, VA, and green bananas. Moderate plus acidity and moderate tannins.

Fresh strawberry, VA, and green bananas. Moderate plus acidity and moderate tannins.

Nov 23rd, 2018
Ivonne Nill

Fresh, vibrant, elegant, and delicious without being simple this Beaujolais Village carries its 14,5%ABV well.

Fresh, vibrant, elegant, and delicious without being simple this Beaujolais Village carries its 14,5%ABV well.

Jul 5th, 2018
Harrison Fong

Fresh and Easy. Yum.

Fresh and Easy. Yum.

Jun 18th, 2016
Nicolas Bazinet

Man ...

Man ...

Jan 29th, 2016
Nicolas Bazinet

Pinote joyeusement

Pinote joyeusement

Oct 16th, 2015
Maxence Guilluy

Farmed, cidrme aromas

Farmed, cidrme aromas

Jan 17th, 2014
Romain Fitoussi

Entry-level cuvée by one of the great artisans of natural wine in Beaujolais. Not as complex and long on the palate as his two admirables Brouilly, or Eau-Vive; but for its price ... It is a beautiful gourmet bottle with this explosive fresh floral bouquet on the nose (Lily, Rose, Iris, Peony). The mouth is sparkling, bringing a very greedy crunchy fruitiness. To drink in its youth. A lot of pleasure

Cuvée d’entrée de gamme par l’un des grands artisans du vin nature en Beaujolais. Pas aussi complexe et long en bouche que ses deux admirables Brouilly, ou Eau-Vive; mais pour son prix... C’est une belle bouteille gourmande avec ce bouquet floral frais explosif au nez (Lys, Rose, Iris, Pivoine). La bouche est perlante, apportant un fruité croquant très gourmand. A boire sur sa jeunesse. Beaucoup de plaisir.

Entry-level cuvée by one of the great artisans of natural wine in Beaujolais. Not as complex and long on the palate as his two admirables Brouilly, or Eau-Vive; but for its price ... It is a beautiful gourmet bottle with this explosive fresh floral bouquet on the nose (Lily, Rose, Iris, Peony). The mouth is sparkling, bringing a very greedy crunchy fruitiness. To drink in its youth. A lot of pleasure

Cuvée d’entrée de gamme par l’un des grands artisans du vin nature en Beaujolais. Pas aussi complexe et long en bouche que ses deux admirables Brouilly, ou Eau-Vive; mais pour son prix... C’est une belle bouteille gourmande avec ce bouquet floral frais explosif au nez (Lys, Rose, Iris, Pivoine). La bouche est perlante, apportant un fruité croquant très gourmand. A boire sur sa jeunesse. Beaucoup de plaisir.

Aug 7th, 2020