Recent Vintages of Beaujolais

Arlequin Wine Merchant, San Francisco, California
Tasted Thursday, November 15, 2012 by Richard Jennings with 234 views

Flight 1 - Bruno Debize (3 Notes)

Flight 2 - Chanrion (1 Note)

  • 2010 Chanrion Côte de Brouilly 88 Points

    France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Côte de Brouilly

    Medium ruby color; appealing, red berry, floral nose; tart red berry, floral, tart cranberry palate with medium acidity; medium finish 88+ points

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Flight 3 - Charly Thevenet (1 Note)

Flight 4 - Coudert (1 Note)

Flight 5 - Georges Descombes (2 Notes)

Flight 6 - Guy Breton (3 Notes)

  • 2010 Guy Breton Régnié 88 Points

    France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Régnié

    Light medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; appealing, floral, tart raspberry, rosehips nose; tasty, floral, tart raspberry, rosehips palate; medium finish 88+ points

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  • 2008 Guy Breton Régnié 88 Points

    France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Régnié

    Light medium red color with pale meniscus; a little oxidized, tart red berry, mushroom nose; tart red berry, cranberry palate; medium finish

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  • 2010 Guy Breton Morgon Vieilles Vignes 91 Points

    France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon

    Medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; appealing, floral, diffuse, tart cherry nose; a little tight, tart cherry, raspberry palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish 91+ points

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Flight 7 - Jean Foillard (4 Notes)

  • 2009 Jean Foillard Fleurie 91 Points

    France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Fleurie

    Dark cherry red color; appealing, floral, tart cherry, tart raspberry, light VA nose; tasty, ripe berry, cherry, raspberry palate; medium finish 91+ points

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  • 2008 Jean Foillard Fleurie 90 Points

    France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Fleurie

    Light cherry red color with pale meniscus; VA, tart cherry, rosehips nose; tart cherry, floral, rosehips palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish 90+ points

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  • 2010 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée Corcelette 92 Points

    France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon

    Medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; floral, rosehips, tart cranberry nose; tasty, tart cherry, ripe cranberry, rosehips, mineral palate; medium-plus finish 92+ points (a definite standout for the vintage)

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  • 2010 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py 92 Points

    France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon

    Light medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; appealing, tart cherry, tart raspberry nose; tasty, youthful, tart cherry, tart raspberry, mineral palate; medium-plus finish

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Flight 8 - Jean-Paul Thevenet (1 Note)

Flight 9 - Julien Sunier (3 Notes)

  • 2011 Julien Sunier Fleurie 91 Points

    France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Fleurie

    From magnum - dark cherry red color; appealing, tart red berry, mineral, floral nose; tasty, ripe red fruit, red berry, tart raspberry, mineral palate; medium-plus finish

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  • 2011 Julien Sunier Régnié 91 Points

    France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Régnié

    From magnum - medium dark cherry red color; appealing, ripe cherry, raspberry nose; tasty, clean, ripe cherry, raspberry palate; approachable now; medium-plus finish 91+ points

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  • 2010 Julien Sunier Régnié 91 Points

    France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Régnié

    Medium cherry red color; lifted, tart cranberry, tart raspberry, floral nose; tasty, fleshy, firmly textured, ripe cranberry, tart cherry palate; medium-plus finish

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Flight 10 - Marcel Lapierre (1 Note)

  • 2010 Marcel Lapierre Morgon 91 Points

    France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon

    From magnum - medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; floral, mineral, tart cranberry nose; cranberry, tart red berry, pine palate with grip; needs 2-plus years; medium-plus finish

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Flight 11 - P-U-R (3 Notes)

Flight 12 - Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) (4 Notes)

Flight 13 - Thibault Liger-Belair (1 Note)

Flight 14 - Thivin (1 Note)

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