July 24, 2020 - This is in a great spot for me. It hasn't gone pinote but has more spice and earth notes than your normal Gamay. This is driven by plump fruit but it also has a savory side to it, is that the manganese showing itself? The structure seems to be resolving and it's a matter of personal preference when you drink your remaining bottles.
July 12, 2020 - PnP and slow ox 2 hours in glass & btl prior to dinner. Underbrush and berries on the nose. Tasty enough but lacking a little zip and borderline jammy. Might be the ripeness of the vintage?
May 11, 2020 - Tasted blind. This was still quite young with mostly dark cherries, a hint of leather, and no sign of carbonic maceration on the nose. Quite structured with medium tannins and more dark cherries on the palate. Good finish. Not exactly what I look for in a Beaujolais, but certainly a good wine.
March 26, 2020 - Growing up nicely. It's still got the bright, exuberant fruit from release, but has shed some of the additional fat and Gamay sweetness, and now the savoury and mineral depth is much more apparent.
January 18, 2020 - Missing Fleurie character on nose and palate. Neither fruit nor flowers. Black in color. Earth and woody on the palate. Somewhat soft, but not what I look for in a Fleurie.
December 24, 2019 - Out of a mag. With a 60 day aged Prime rib. just jamming in ever way. Found strawberries to be striking taste here. Really enjoyable. A wine with depth that just drinks really well. Will age well. 92
October 19, 2019 - Starts out really juicy for a Coudert, which I attribute to the year. After an hour or so, the structure perks up only to calm down after another hour. It's cool to drink this from the 3L to watch it change over the course of several hours. I've found that Beaujolais is an excellent foil to NC whole hog barbecue. BTW, this is also awesome out of 750.
August 3, 2019 - Was expecting more fruit
June 28, 2019 - 2017 Cru Beaujolais with a Few Slightly Older Wines: Ruby center with lightening. Round for the varietal, great fruit/soil balance with a chocolatey richness. None of the 2009 excess. Sappy and Burgundian. Splendid with many more years in hand.
June 23, 2019 - Glad to still have a magnum of this left, will have to revisit in 10+ years. Does not show the 09 vintage as much as you'd think. Lots of iron/blood on day one, day two shows a touch of astringency and violets.