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2012 Daniel Bouland Côte de Brouilly Cuvée Mélanie

Gamay

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Beaujolais
  • Côte de Brouilly
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • mikered Likes this wine: 88 points

    January 20, 2018 - Very ripe nose of strawberry, framboise, sliced sweet apple, lilac, mint tea and chalk. In the mouth it was all ripe berries, cantaloupe, almost going to tropical i.e. mango with hints of mushroom and forest flour, soft. Nice but I expected a little more acid and brightness. I don't see a reason to wait as I don't see it improving. Good match for the herbed char-grilled pork chop and duck fat roasted brussel sprouts enjoyed with it.

  • Thilo Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 1, 2017 - This is an interesting Beaujolais. Definitely a bit reduced on initial opening and remains a bit dark and brooding. As is typical with Brouilly, there is a bit of a peppery note to the palate that keeps it interesting. Nose shows blue fruit and spice. On the palate, juicy, tightly coiled cranberry and pepper with a hint of earth. Prominent acids keep it wound up at this point and tannins are also still present and noticeable. A quality wine, but needs a couple more years to unwind.

  • cooperscellar Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 28, 2016 - Really interesting wine. The nose is multidimensional with bright fruit and earthy notes. There is also a toasty smell going on. The palate is engaging on the attack but blooms into tart blueberry and raspberry. The dominant fruit is longipe which probably only means something to you if you grew up in Louisiana but it's unmistakable.

  • WEB,III Likes this wine: 88 points

    December 8, 2015 - Reduced upon opening; some bitter, herbal character; not as impressed as I had hoped.

  • kuumies wrote:

    June 21, 2015 - A bit reductive on the nose, otherwise showcasing attractive red fruit and a floral note. On the palate quite lean but definitely less angry and bitter as the Chiroubles of the same vintage. Easy drinking and food friendly, with obvious freshness to it. Not really a wine of huge interest but a solid palate-cleanser that served quite decently its purpose with our meal which included sausages, smoked salmon and several less wine-friendly items.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2020, Issue #85, Recently-Tasted Beaujolais The First of the 2018 Vintage and Plenty of Older Wines

    (Côte de Brouilly “Cuvée Mélanie”- Daniel Bouland) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    Current Beaujolais Releases (Feb 2015), 12/1/2014 (link)

    (Daniel Bouland Côte-de-brouilly Cuvée Melanie) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2013, Issue #47, The 2012 Beaujolais Vintage And Other Recently Tasted Bottles from the Region

    (Côte de Brouilly “Cuvée Melanie”- Daniel Bouland) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Daniel Bouland
  • Varietal Gamay
  • Designation Cuvée Mélanie
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Beaujolais
  • Appellation Côte de Brouilly

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  • In Cellars 21 (31%)
  • Consumed 46 (69%)

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