Chateau Thivin

It is no surprise that Château Thivin is the benchmark domaine of the Côte de Brouilly; everything about it is exceptional. Built in the fifteenth century on an ancient volcano which juts out steeply into the valley below, Thivin is the oldest estate on Mont Brouilly. Even more important, however, is its tremendous success since farmer Zaccharie Geoffray purchased the château with its two hectares of land at auction in 1877. His son Claude expanded the property over the next few decades, and his son, also named Claude, boosted the prestige of the zone in the face of the Great Depression when he played a pivotal role in the creation of the Côte de Brouilly appellation. With his wife Yvonne, he also helped to bring greater recognition to the entire region with the establishment of the Maison du Beaujolais in 1953. Over the years the family continued to promote the appellation, receiving many influential artists and journalists at the château. The French novelist, Colette, wrote admiringly of her visit to Thivin, for example. In 1976, Richard Olney took Kermit to visit on their first wine trip together. It was Olney's top recommendation in the whole of the Beaujolais region. The current generation of the Geoffray family continues their tradition. Today their grandnephew Claude, his wife Evelyne, and their son Claude-Edouard continue the tradition as staunch and proud defenders of the terroir of the Côte de Brouilly.

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Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly 2017 375ml
Please note this is a 375mL (bottle) bottle, which is smaller than a regular 750mL bottle!
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 The 2017 Côte de Brouilly is superb, unfurling in the glass with aromas of ripe cassis, candied violets and plums. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, rich and concentrated, structured around fine-grained but chewy tannins and tangy balancing acids, with considerable depth
Item Number: 30870
Bottle:$14.95
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Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly 2017
The emblem of the Geoffray family: with complex flavors of iris and peony, bluish-red in color, with a long mouth of spicy tannins. As the name of the appellation indicates, this wine comes exclusively from the steep slopes of Mont Brouilly, which are of volcanic origin, with their complex soil of
Item Number: 30164
Bottle:$21.95
Case: $263.40
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Chateau Thivin Brouilly 2016
The emblem of the Geoffray family: with complex flavors of iris and peony, bluish-red in color, with a long mouth of spicy tannins. As the name of the appellation indicates, this wine comes exclusively from the steep slopes of Mont Brouilly, which are of volcanic origin, with their complex soil of
Item Number: 29266
Bottle:$20.95
Case: $251.40
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Chateau Thivin Beaujolais Villages Rose 2017
Delicate fresh fruit aromas and light, tart flavours make this a harmonious and delicate wine for summer drinking. It's great right through an al fresco meal, from olives to mixed salads and grilled meat, rounding off your repast with fresh red fruit.
Item Number: 28763
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly 2016 375ml
A ripe, expressive Brouilly with wonderful sweet fruit expression - ripe cherry, figs, savory herbs and dried flowers. Intense, firm tannin structure and very long on the finish. Should keep well for a decade. Impressive Beaujolais cru.

Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly 2016
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A ripe, expressive Brouilly with wonderful sweet fruit expression - ripe cherry, figs, savory herbs and dried flowers. Intense, firm tannin structure and very long on the finish. Should keep well for a decade. Impressive Beaujolais cru.

Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly 2014 1.5L
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "I might have under-estimated the 2014 Côte de Brouilly when I tasted a barrel sample last year. Here, it is a little more backward on the nose compared directly with the Brouilly Reverdon, although there are some lovely strawberry, cranberry and subtle marine scents to discern.

Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly 2015
94  Wine Advocate 
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

Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly 2014
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "I might have under-estimated the 2014 Côte de Brouilly when I tasted a barrel sample last year. Here, it is a little more backward on the nose compared directly with the Brouilly Reverdon, although there are some lovely strawberry, cranberry and subtle marine scents to discern.

Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly 2008
89  Wine Advocate 
 Wine Advocate 89 "Lift, clarity, florality; pure, at times almost ethereal, but bitter-edged fruit; and strong, stony mineral notes characterized the best lots of 2008 raw material, from which U.S. importer Kermit Lynch selected a cuvee of 2008 Cote de Brouilly to be bottled without filtration.

Chateau Thivin Brouilly 2008
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88  Wine Advocate 
 Wine Advocate 88  "Thivin's 2008 Brouilly had already been assembled when I tasted it, and displayed mouth-watering strawberry fruit tinged with salt and a delicacy, vivacity, and lift bound to bring a smile to the face of all but the most curmudgeonly wine snob. Enjoy it over the next 18-24