2011 Puzelat-Bonhomme Gamay Touraine La Probiliere


  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Touraine
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  • oolah wrote:

    May 4, 2014 - Wow, this is gamay? The inkiest, darkest, most intense gamay ever, and nothing like a Beaujolais. Would have easily mistaken this for a petite sirah or something more intense. Blackberry and vegetal notes. A fun and add wine. Recommended.

  • isaacjamesbaker wrote: 90 points

    March 19, 2014 - Vibrant ruby-purple. Aromas of dark cherries, roses, violets and notes of dusty soil. On the palate, fine tannins provide solid structure with tart acid. The black cherry fruit is fresh and tangy, but this wine is all about the non-fruit flavors: earth, bell pepper, pickle and soy notes, bay leaf, minerals. Some meaty-savory notes come out over time. I think this could be cellared for three or four years, although it will likely get funkier and meatier with time. Very nerdy and delicious, but this ain’t Beaujolais.

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    March 11, 2014 - Even better on the second day for all that. More black fruit than red fruit of Beaujolais, zippy, crispy juicy, utterly enjoyable.

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    March 10, 2014 - "A problem child" or vineyard? We can't seem to find out. Dark colored and dark fruited gamay. Doesn't smell like gamay at all. And doesn't taste like it on the palate either. Soft on the mid palate. Shows great stuff on the back end. Tightness, structure. Man, this is killer.

  • yofog wrote:

    December 15, 2013 - Seemed closed and reductive. Maybe an odd bottle.

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2013, Issue #47, Round Two of Recently Tasted Loire Valley Wines Lots More From the 2012, 2011 and 2010 Vintages

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Puzelat-Bonhomme
  • Varietal Gamay
  • Designation La Probiliere
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Touraine
  • Appellation Touraine

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  • In Cellars 8 (31%)
  • Consumed 18 (69%)

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