Paul-Henri Thillardon

Les Carrières Chénas Gamay

9.17 ratings
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Chénas, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Gamay
Chicken, Game, Turkey, Duck, Goose
Top Notes For
paul custer

Earthy aroma reminiscent of NZ Pinot Noir, but with a lush strawberry palate more akin to French Viognier. Light color and body kept interesting with a slight tannin bite. Delicious on the the first day. Presented some slight barley notes on the second day after sitting in a decanter.

Earthy aroma reminiscent of NZ Pinot Noir, but with a lush strawberry palate more akin to French Viognier. Light color and body kept interesting with a slight tannin bite. Delicious on the the first day. Presented some slight barley notes on the second day after sitting in a decanter.

Apr 17th, 2020
Joe Weinberger

Less “in-your-face” than my last bottle. Strawberry and tomato leaf on the nose. The palate on this bottle seems to be less evolved than the last—fruit is there, but so are the tannins. This particular bottle probably could have benefitted from some time in the cellar. This is very serious Beaujolais and has now become a wine/producer I will look forward to seeking out each year.

Less “in-your-face” than my last bottle. Strawberry and tomato leaf on the nose. The palate on this bottle seems to be less evolved than the last—fruit is there, but so are the tannins. This particular bottle probably could have benefitted from some time in the cellar. This is very serious Beaujolais and has now become a wine/producer I will look forward to seeking out each year.

Jul 7th, 2019
Joe Weinberger

Stellar Bojo—overdelivers for its price. Bright and crunchy red fruit, high acid, and persistent minerality. I had this on its own but I think with the right food it would be even better.

Stellar Bojo—overdelivers for its price. Bright and crunchy red fruit, high acid, and persistent minerality. I had this on its own but I think with the right food it would be even better.

May 25th, 2019
Ely Cohn

Amazing how much there is left to discover. Chenas, so under the radar, is on par with the best of Beaujolais.

This is exceedingly well balanced, complexed - full bodied but feminine. Aromas exude youth - fresh berries and perfumed flowers. Little bit of orange and raspberry - good chew and acid with velvety plush. Zero tannin nod to Guy Breton - every bit as good.

Amazing how much there is left to discover. Chenas, so under the radar, is on par with the best of Beaujolais.

This is exceedingly well balanced, complexed - full bodied but feminine. Aromas exude youth - fresh berries and perfumed flowers. Little bit of orange and raspberry - good chew and acid with velvety plush. Zero tannin nod to Guy Breton - every bit as good.

Apr 14th, 2019
Zack Hall

Light cherry stinky sweet nice Jura bojo

Light cherry stinky sweet nice Jura bojo

Jan 5th, 2019
Joe Weinberger

Joe had this 3 years ago

Joe had this 3 years ago

Feb 6th, 2020
Steve Rielly

Steve had this 3 years ago

Steve had this 3 years ago

Apr 3rd, 2019
Levi Lemaster

Levi had this 4 years ago

Levi had this 4 years ago

Dec 3rd, 2018