Yvon Métras

Fleurie Gamay

9.2471 ratings
9.2160 pro ratings
Fleurie, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Gamay
Chicken, Game, Turkey, Duck, Goose
Top Notes For
David Lusby

Very pretty, with pleasant floral notes, a slight undertone of funk, and a touch of effervescent tickle.

Very pretty, with pleasant floral notes, a slight undertone of funk, and a touch of effervescent tickle.

Aug 22nd, 2020
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.1

Elegance and length.

Elegance and length.

May 17th, 2020
Aaron Tan

Gosh, this was good. So open at the moment that I think I enjoyed this even more so than the 17' (which I absolutely adore), although they're quite different animals. V18 has certainly brought about more ripeness but with heaps of elegance (unlike V15 imo).

As usual, Metras' trademark purity and textural allure just pulls me in. On the nose, blackberries and raspberries layered by distinct floral and spice notes. The palate is powerful, but with real focus and a mineral drive (almost like a concentrate, yet light). Crystal clear notes of dark fruits, spice, and earth, with a subtle touch of animale. Intense, but so fine. Love it!

NB: Unbeatable pairing with KFC 🤯 I also happen to notice how similar my tasting notes are for Beaujolais' I like, which perhaps doesn't capture why I think Metras is quite special. The texture Metras often brings is hard to describe - kinda like having bird's nest soup, but less gelatinous, if anyone can relate. Anyway, idiosyncratic is the word to use here. Love the Metras wines and more so, if not for their inconsistent nature.

Gosh, this was good. So open at the moment that I think I enjoyed this even more so than the 17' (which I absolutely adore), although they're quite different animals. V18 has certainly brought about more ripeness but with heaps of elegance (unlike V15 imo).

As usual, Metras' trademark purity and textural allure just pulls me in. On the nose, blackberries and raspberries layered by distinct floral and spice notes. The palate is powerful, but with real focus and a mineral drive (almost like a concentrate, yet light). Crystal clear notes of dark fruits, spice, and earth, with a subtle touch of animale. Intense, but so fine. Love it!

NB: Unbeatable pairing with KFC 🤯 I also happen to notice how similar my tasting notes are for Beaujolais' I like, which perhaps doesn't capture why I think Metras is quite special. The texture Metras often brings is hard to describe - kinda like having bird's nest soup, but less gelatinous, if anyone can relate. Anyway, idiosyncratic is the word to use here. Love the Metras wines and more so, if not for their inconsistent nature.

Jan 23rd, 2020
Aaron Tan

Love it! So fresh and pure. Mineral and focused. Velvety texture with a grippy finish. A touch more sun-kissed than 16', but really balanced and fine.

Love it! So fresh and pure. Mineral and focused. Velvety texture with a grippy finish. A touch more sun-kissed than 16', but really balanced and fine.

Oct 23rd, 2019
Fraser McKinley

A suitcase bottle purchased in SF that has survived the trip home beautifully. Super fragrant, some untamed wildness and brimming with life. Delicious, primal lunch time drinking! - 2017

A suitcase bottle purchased in SF that has survived the trip home beautifully. Super fragrant, some untamed wildness and brimming with life. Delicious, primal lunch time drinking! - 2017

Sep 23rd, 2019
Dan R
9.5

Super complex and drinking great, with flavors that span the gamut from cranberry to Earl Grey tea, along with tons of spice and dried roses. Love the texture and length. A vibrant, constantly changing, bright and funky wine, full of life. Loved it.

Super complex and drinking great, with flavors that span the gamut from cranberry to Earl Grey tea, along with tons of spice and dried roses. Love the texture and length. A vibrant, constantly changing, bright and funky wine, full of life. Loved it.

Aug 15th, 2019
Kai Wright

Well if we’re gonna be downing Sancerre and muscadet in Dakar, Fleurie in Paris is a must. Gorgeous, intensely flavored, all the fresh fruit and mineral earthiness one expects. ❤️

Well if we’re gonna be downing Sancerre and muscadet in Dakar, Fleurie in Paris is a must. Gorgeous, intensely flavored, all the fresh fruit and mineral earthiness one expects. ❤️

Feb 27th, 2019
James Forsyth

Dark ruby color. Much brighter and fruit forward than its Beaujolais cousin. Very attractive.

Dark ruby color. Much brighter and fruit forward than its Beaujolais cousin. Very attractive.

Mar 29th, 2018
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.1

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Jan 8th, 2018
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.4

Captivating

Captivating

Jul 25th, 2017