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Community Tasting Notes (10) Avg Score: 90.2 points

  • Pop n' pour and this was uber funk-filled and spritzy -- to my palate not drinkable. Put it into a decanter and not much better. Poured back into bottle and tried the next night. This has tamed way down and is now enjoyable, though still funky and leaning into its natural style. Not for the faint of heart.

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  • On PnP spritzy, unashamedly natty and not very expressive at all. Thus I decided to put it in a decanter for an hour or two. The nose has this idiosyncratic natural wine character of cherry fruit with a distinct orange peel edge. On the bitter side but not overly so. The body is splendidly lean with very nice acidity to give it a nicely vibrant feel. There is practically no tannin to speak of so it goes down very easily despite a bitter character similar to the nose. The finish is clean and pleasant but it is missing the lip-smacking effect of many more successful wines from the region. The glass half full assessment of this wine would be that it is massively drinkable in a clearly natty but in no way flawed way. The opposite would be that it is simplistic and straightforward and not particularly exciting. In the end it is a very well made, thoroughly enjoyable wine that will excite the natural wine crowd but probably not the rest. I’m probably not looking to rebuy but then I will not decline if someone offers me a glass.

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  • While highly overpriced at a restaurant due to the scarcity of Metras’ wines (and the very old vines), this Beaujolais is actually more a Fleurie outside the borders. Very nice with a spicy Asian repast, this deep garnet(not purple) wine held forth strong notes of black pepper, a tart red berry acid, and some nice cabernet franc-type funk. The finish is a bit wanting right now but may expand. There is definite depth to he layers, though not as great as Lapierre Morgon cuvee ML or Foillard Cote de Py.

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  • (chez Paulette)
    Beaucoup d'intensité et de fraicheur dans ce gamay pur et naturel, qui avait besoin d'air cependant. Il présentait un profil étiré, tendu, et une personnalité très affirmée, gommant peut-être l'effet millésime (2017 parfois rébarbatif en beaujolais car trop solaire), avec son énergie omniprésente qui rafraichit la bouche, qui laisse une sensation de minéralité, et de rigueur aussi. Cerise, fleurs, levures, s'immiscent pour parfumer ce vin qui ne cherche pas à séduire comme une Greta Carbo par ex, plus extravagante et florale. C'est un peu son ancêtre à mes yeux, et nul doute que Delienne s'est inspiré du style Métrat dans sa quête de pureté aromatique.
    Carafer.

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  • A big step up from the Printemps bottling. Coravined then returned a week later to open. This was best after an hour of air.

    Hazy pale ruby color, with bright raspberry confit and pickling spice aromatics. Fresh and acidic with robust underlying structure. It’s a little mousey, with butterscotch and popcorn on the finish. As with many natural wines, it’s interesting, but not independently delicious.

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