April 7, 2019 - Light ruby. Red fruits, secondary perfume, and the slightest hint of animale. Proper light weight. Tart, brambly cherry fruit, great acidity, light tannin, and substantial soil toward the end. Here is a Gamay that has not turned into Pinot with age; it is still a bit raspy and hasn't turned more silky. That said, it was in great shape and really good in its own right. Probably another 5+ years of aging potential, although I wonder if it has reached its apogee already.
June 16, 2017 - Dégustation Beaujolais 2005 et 2009 (Au Petit Resto): Nez un peu fermier à l'ouverture, puis de la rose et des cerises.
Belle bouche ronde, typée brouilly, gouleyante et assez minérale. Il n'est pas complexe mais encore délicieux. Il s'est bien maintenu depuis le temps, mais je ne crois pas toutefois qu'il se soit bonifié. À boire sans trop tarder. 90 pts
July 14, 2015 - Lots of earthy, sweaty sock brett on the nose. Just over the line for my personal tolerance. There is some great concentration and structure underneath but you get distracted a bit too much getting to it. The wine itself is certainly not showing much age and is probably in a great spot if you get a bottle with less brett than this one. Note that the wine was holding up quite well 2 and 3 days later of fridge storage.
April 15, 2015 - A massive stinky nose. Huge brett. Notes of glue on the nose. Dry with mineral extract on the palate. Drinkable but not very appealing.
April 21, 2014 - Last of a case. Tight on opening. Opens up after 45 minutes. No rush on this one - a great beaujolais.
September 24, 2011 - Medium brick. Less forthcoming on the nose at this point, and more smoky and charcoal. Bright but resolving palate feel, with a showering of pleasantly light tannin at the end.
October 31, 2010 - Pretty much an essence of red berries - raspberry, cranberry, you name it - dusted with a touch of spice on an incredibly light, silken-textured frame. Delicious stuff.
May 25, 2010 - This is drinking fabulously right now. Definitely leans toward Burgundian. Just perfect with roasted chicken.
February 19, 2010 - Last bottle also refermenting and undrinkable. Very sad. Definitely check in on these if you've got 'em!
February 18, 2010 - Refermenting. Oh, no...