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2015 Daniel Bouland Côte de Brouilly Cuvée Mélanie

Gamay

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Beaujolais
  • Côte de Brouilly
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • Pancreatitis wrote:

    September 27, 2020 - Initially very pretty, slightly sweet, roses and fed fruits, high acidity.
    3 hours open OMG what a transformation! Masculine, smoky, tar, grease, something intangibly familiar which it took a while to work out was mezcal as the dominant influence on the nose, black olive, dark earth, truffle, moderate tannin. Quite extraordinarily unique with the mescal influence.
    At 24 hours this showed more feminine cherry mineralite, all the smoky and tarry notes gone.

  • Pancreatitis wrote:

    April 8, 2020 - Drunk over 4 hours.
    Dark purple, red.
    Smoky, mineral, highly perfumed nose.
    Concentrated red and dark fruits, mineralite and complex spice, actually very feminine, quite lovely, juicy.

  • FamousWine Likes this wine:

    January 19, 2020 - This is a mono-varietal Gamay wine from Côte-de-Brouilly area. The color is dark garnet red. The dress is clean and deep. The nose is elegant & concentrated, mainly on very ripe red and black fruits (raspberries, strawberries & blackberries). Some earthy notes and a little violet are also there. The spices stand back. A slight hint of heat tickles the nostrils. In the mouth it's clearly a bomb of fruits! It's very ripe, almost jammy, with a touch of alcoholic power in the 2nd part of the mouth (it's acceptable but no more please). The material is silky and delicate. Big volume! It's ample! It rocks! The palate is medium-bodied, the tannins are very soft. The persistence is interesting: the tiny peppery notes, underlined by small bitters, slightly refresh this juicy bomb. The vintage is rich & hot so we must really pay attention to the serving temperature. It's a beautiful bottle drunk very quickly. However, I position it one level below the 2015 Morgon VV from the same winemaker…

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  • Wardyn wrote: 91 points

    October 20, 2019 - Dark blackish blood red core with purplish rim. Very young looking still. Violets and deep cherry nose. Very ripe, structured and spicy on the palate showing red and black fleshy fruits. Acidity is good which keeps the vibrancy in place with stony minerals on the mid. Definitely showing the warm and ripe vintage.

  • grapenomad wrote: 87 points

    December 29, 2018 - Covering one of the smallest parts of this AOC, Cote de Brouilly produces similar wines to its big brother Brouilly, but instead goes on a more floral character. Even though Daniel Bouland is more well-known for producing legendary Morgon, many say that all his wines deserve a special place in the Beaujolais hall of fame. The hand-harvested grapes for Cuvee Melanie come from volcanic blue schist and are whole-bunch fermented in old wood with the help of indigenous yeasts. No fining, no filtration. Pretty much as raw as it gets.

    On the nose, this is surprisingly reminiscent of Syrah (is that a bad thing?) with tones of ripe blueberry, blackcurrant and plum with whiffs of white pepper (debatable amongst other members of the group), smoke and forest floor. Literally fire on the palate (14.5% abv). Pretty big and concentrated for a Gamay. Medium (+) tannins. Rich all the way through with slight hints of VA. Definitely needs time to settle in the cellar, 10/10 would revisit.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    2015 Beaujolais Part 2: A Vintage of Richness and Energy (Jan 2017), 1/1/2017 (link)

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

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2016, Issue #65, The 2015 Beaujolais Vintage Addendum

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • 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 58 (49%)
  • Consumed 61 (51%)

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