La Maison Trénel is part of the Chapoutier stable. From the Côte de Brouilly, this cru Beaujolais is particularly good. It has aromas of red fruits and a cedar like character despite its maturation in cement tanks. The palate is medium bodied with delicious and quite firm tannins. The finish is towards long. This wineContinue reading “Trénel Côte de Brouilly 2017”
There aren’t too many gamays in Australia, but the climate suits it in the Yarra Valley. From Punt Road Wines, this gamay is fashioned in a varietally correct style and has enjoyable aromas and flavours of raspberries and fresh red fruits, rounded by 9 months in old oak. Ready to drink now, this is aContinue reading “Punt Road Gamay Yarra Valley 2018”
This is a very classic Beaujolais cru from Georges Duboeuf. From Chiroubles, it has classic cherry and redcurrant aromas and a linear, chalky texture on the palate. Delicious drinking. Rating: Good. Abv: 13%. Price: $20s. Website: http://www.duboeuf.com
Georges Dubœuf’s Beaujolais-Villages is an ever reliable expression of gamay. But the 2015 vintage tasted here seems a “step up”, noting that this vintage is regarded as exceptional in the region. Deeply coloured in the glass, the 2015 opens to a fruity and exuberant aroma of sour cherries. The palate is medium bodied, fresh andContinue reading “Georges Dubœuf Beaujolais-Villages 2015”
Deeply coloured, this is a refreshing Chiroubles Beaujolais from Georges Dubœuf. Fruity in impression, it has primary dark cherry aromatics. The palate is medium bodied, with medium length and presents in a fresh and youthful manner with chirpy acidity. Rating: Good. Abv: 13.5%. Price: $24.
The 2015 vintage was an outstanding one in the Beaujolais region, and it shows. Domaine Lupé-Cholet’s 2015 Beaujolais-Villages is deeply coloured, with aromas of blackcurrants, cherry and bright red berries. The palate is mid weighted with good length on the finish. A good import and a wine for thirsty drinking. (Alc: 12.5%, Region: Beaujolais,Continue reading “Domaine Lupé-Cholet Bois des Chênes Beaujolais-Villages 2015”