Brouilly

2018
France
Beaujolais
91 points
"Brilliant magenta. Aromas of fresh dark berries, candied flowers and smoked meat acquire a suggestion of licorice as the wine opens up. Sweet and pliant on the palate, offering juicy boysenberry and cherry flavors that put on weight and firm up with air. Finishes with solid grip, impressive persistence, a lingering blue fruit note and chewy tannins that sneak in slowly."
Josh Raynolds,
Vinous Media
, October 2019
92 points
"The 2018 Brouilly from Georges Descombes is a very pretty and expressive wine, with a bit more mid-palate stuffing and overall ripeness of personality than one would find here in most vintages, but no shortage of charm. The bright and red fruity bouquet jumps from the glass in a mix of cherries, sweet cranberries, vinesmoke, gamebird, lovely soil tones and a topnote of freshpicked thyme. On the palate the wine is vibrant, full-bodied and beautifully transparent, with plenty of red fruit at the core, tangy acids and just a wisp of backend tannin perking up the long and complex finish. Fine juice. 2020-2030+. "
John Gilman,
View From The Cellar
, November 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB0479-18
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Gamay
Farming Type: 
Organic