A View from the Cellar 93+ "Domaine des Billards is one of my absolute favorite wines in all of Beaujolais, as it ages impeccably well and is always as good as the growing conditions of the particular season will allow. The 2014 is not yet released here in the states, but a sample was air-freighted
Wine Advocate 92 “The 2014 Juliénas Tradition comes from 45-year-old vines and underwent a 10- to 12-day maceration. It has a lively, vivacious nose with animated red cherry and wild strawberry scents. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe, citrus fresh red and black fruit, leading to a
The Dupeuble Beaujolais towers majestically over every other red on the market today yet retains the quaffable ‘légèreté’ we demand from this monumental appellation. At the same time, how can one ignore its eyeball-riveting color, its super concentrated body engorged with blackberries, blueberries,
Vinous Media 93 "Vibrant aromas of fresh red and dark berries, pungent flowers and minerals on the highly perfumed nose. Silky, concentrated and seamless in texture, offering palate-staining black raspberry and floral pastille flavors that become spicier and spread out slowly with air. Elegant and
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2014 Fleurie les Moriers has a wonderful, floral bouquet with wilted rose petals and violets infusing the pure red berry fruit that is well defined and gains intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, good weight in the mouth and a gradual build
John Gilman 93 "The 2015 Régnié from Antoine Sunier is really quite a stunning example of the vintage. The ripeness here is 13.5 percent, which makes it fairly moderate by the heady standards of 2015 and the wine offers up lovely purity and sappiness on both the nose and palate, without straying
John Gilman 93+ "The 2015 Chiroubles from Damien Coquelet is a fine, fine follow-up to his beautiful 2014 version. The lovely and sappy nose shows just a whisper of baked fruit elements in its mélange of black cherries, pomegranate, gamebird, violets, lovely soil tones and a topnote of woodsmoke.
A View from the Cellar 93 "The 2014 Morgon from Kevin Descombes is a lovely example of its appellation, with a fine synthesis of the spiciness so often found in his father’s wines and a lovely underpinning of soil and structure that speaks warmly of the 2014 vintage. The nose is deep and first
The Javernieres is produced from some wines from old vines that are matured in oak barrels over several months to enhance the tannin. The maturing tradition of great Burgundy wines is found in this "vin de grande garde".
"In Villié-Morgon and Beaujolais, winegrowers still speak of Jules Chauvet, a chemist and negociant who was one of the pioneers of what is loosely known nowadays as the natural wine movement: painstaking work in the field and during the harvest to pick only healthy grapes, natural fermentations, no
The Estate of Hospices Civils de Lyon was created thanks to sucessive donations over centuries, especially during the 1880-1920 period. The total benefits generated by this estate are affected to improve the accomodation of patients in the hospital. Since the 1994 harvest, COLLIN-BOURISSET is the
The 2014 Beaujolais comes from 50- to 100-year-old vines on granite soils. It has plenty of mulberry and raspberry fruit on the nose, which is very intense. The palate is rounded on the mouth with soft tannins, plenty of dark plum and blackberry fruit leading to a saline-tinged finish
Wine Advocate 94 "Bottled 3 weeks prior to my visit, the 2015 Côte de Brouilly was very closed on the nose though you can tell that it is packed to the rafters with fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with intense red and black fruit, superb mineralité and harmony, gradually building in the mouth
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2015 Beaujolais, which undergoes a semi-carbonic maceration, has a lively red cherry and iodine-scented bouquet that is paradigmatic of this vintage. The palate is well balanced with succulent fleshy and smooth red cherry and strawberry fruit. This shows more class than the
"This is a wine to keep; its character resulting from the soil composition (The cote du Py hillside near the tiny village of Morgon).This is the most typical wine of this appellation, thanks to its rich soil of blue stones coming from the disintegration of schist. The Morgon « Côte du Py » is full
Made by the son of celebrity Beaujolais winemaker, Marcel Lapierre, who had murals painted for him around Paris upon his passing. The wine, primarily Gamay from Morgon, is pure fun, fresh, juicy, refreshing and joyous. This wine is perfect anytime.
From vines averaging 70 years of age, Lapierre Morgon 2015 is vibrant and lively. Ruby-red in color, the nose has notes of violets, licorice, and pepper. Graceful on the palate, the pepper-like flavors mesh with dark cherry and mineral notes, and the fresh acidity keeps it all very nicely balanced.
Vinous Media 92 "Youthful violet color. Displays vibrant dark berry and peppery spice aromas, along with a hint of musky herbs. Sweet and incisive on the palate, offering lively blackberry and boysenberry flavors and a touch of bitter chocolate. Supple tannins give shape to the finish, which hangs
"The Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau exhibits the same intense colour as the Beaujolais Nouveau, but here the wines are a little fatter and the aromas are more reminiscent of fleshy, ripe cherries, loaded with sugar and sunshine".-Tasting Notes "Owing to the careful blending of various terroirs, the
John Gilman 93 "Marcel Lapierre passed away after the 2010 vintage, leaving behind an impressive legacy of great wines that transformed a region. His son, Mathieu Lapierre had worked alongside Marcel for a few years before his passing and the 2011 vintage, which is Mathieu’s first on his own, is
"This first-class Morgon shows perfect balance and a sumptuous bouquet of black currant, plum, violets and old-fashioned roses. Elegantly smooth on the palate, revealing several layers of fresh red berries, especially cherries. The silky, prolonged finish signals completely ripened fruit." ~Winery
"Château de Fuissé expanded outside the appellation of Pouilly-Fuissé and purchased an exceptional vineyard in Juliénas, one of the great “ Crus of Beaujolais “, the Domaine de la Conseillère. The granite soils combined with a traditional artisanal open vat fermentation give wines with a delicious
Wine Spectator 89""Juicy, ripe cherry and blackberry flavors are accented with dried herb, smoke and anise notes in this light-bodied red. Lip-smacking acidity and light, dusty tannins add good structure through the floral, minerally finish." ~G.S.
"The Chateau de Pizay is one of the oldest and most highly regarded estates in Beaujolais. Since the Middle Ages, the wines and the grounds have been appreciated for their beauty. Today, in addition to a long legacy of winemaking excellence, the Chateau is also a luxurious 4 star hotel. The
This Beaujolais-Villages displays a deep, luminous cherry color, red with blush tints. The bouquet offers ripe red fruit character, suggesting strawberry and blackcurrant, with a touch of cinnamon.Velvet-like in the mouth, with soft tannins, it is well-balanced and complete. A wine which lends