Yvon Métras

Le Printemps Fleurie Gamay

9.2142 ratings
9.349 pro ratings
Fleurie, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Gamay
Chicken, Game, Turkey, Duck, Goose
Top Notes For
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.0

Reductive funk on opening recedes pretty quickly after decanting. Few hours later the fruit is of the serious black kind & laced with wood spice. Sour cherry and blackcurrant but with dominant notes of black liquorice sticks, hickory, dandelion & burdock, damson & black tea on the nose. Palate has good concentration and structure with dusty but firm tannins (for Bojo), this may be from young vines but should really benefit from some time in bottle. (5+years) Palate shows inky black cherry and blackcurrant fruit that leans slightly more towards the savoury end of the scale. Less complex than the nose, hopefully will open out with time in bottle.

Reductive funk on opening recedes pretty quickly after decanting. Few hours later the fruit is of the serious black kind & laced with wood spice. Sour cherry and blackcurrant but with dominant notes of black liquorice sticks, hickory, dandelion & burdock, damson & black tea on the nose. Palate has good concentration and structure with dusty but firm tannins (for Bojo), this may be from young vines but should really benefit from some time in bottle. (5+years) Palate shows inky black cherry and blackcurrant fruit that leans slightly more towards the savoury end of the scale. Less complex than the nose, hopefully will open out with time in bottle.

Dec 26th, 2018
Ira Schwartz

Decanted for 20 mins and it was absolutely singing. A beautiful dusty nose of red fruit. In the mouth the same but add some tangerine like acid and mineral notes. A caressing finish. Not sure what more you can want from a wine.

Decanted for 20 mins and it was absolutely singing. A beautiful dusty nose of red fruit. In the mouth the same but add some tangerine like acid and mineral notes. A caressing finish. Not sure what more you can want from a wine.

Apr 29th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

The 5th member added to the original "Gang of Four." The 13 Yvon Metras is one of the best Beaujolais I've had in awhile. It's round, rich, full and juicy. Dark cherries, dark raspberries, strawberries, pomegranate, cranberries, not too earthy, touch of dry grass, bright red florals, hint of herbaceousness, light minerality and a very long finish. You could definitely fool some people into thinking this is a well made burgundy if it wasn't for the touch of bubble gum on the finish.

The 5th member added to the original "Gang of Four." The 13 Yvon Metras is one of the best Beaujolais I've had in awhile. It's round, rich, full and juicy. Dark cherries, dark raspberries, strawberries, pomegranate, cranberries, not too earthy, touch of dry grass, bright red florals, hint of herbaceousness, light minerality and a very long finish. You could definitely fool some people into thinking this is a well made burgundy if it wasn't for the touch of bubble gum on the finish.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2016
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.0

No ultime in 2013 I guess. Old vines went into the fleurie. This is young vines.

No ultime in 2013 I guess. Old vines went into the fleurie. This is young vines.

1 person found it helpfulNov 8th, 2014
John Trinidad

Wine Blogger SFWineBlog

9.1

Took a little time to open, but damn purtty when it did

Took a little time to open, but damn purtty when it did

1 person found it helpfulAug 17th, 2014
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Solid gamay here but not worth the price increase over the other 4 top dudes. A little funky on the nose.

Solid gamay here but not worth the price increase over the other 4 top dudes. A little funky on the nose.

Mar 31st, 2017
Web Bond

Metras Fleurie Le Printemps 2013 et saucisson venison.

Metras Fleurie Le Printemps 2013 et saucisson venison.

Apr 8th, 2016
Austin Ferrari

Wine Director Hillside Supper Club

9.3

Never too shabby!

Never too shabby!

Feb 9th, 2016
Martha Stoumen

2013

Dec 14th, 2015
Austin Ferrari

Wine Director Hillside Supper Club

9.5

The tits

The tits

Dec 8th, 2015