Brouilly

2018
France
Beaujolais
91 points
"Dark magenta. Pungent cherry pit, licorice and floral qualities on the fragrant nose, along with hints of game and white pepper. Juicy and penetrating in the mouth, offering black raspberry, bitter cherry and fruitcake flavors that deepen steadily through the back half. Shows the ripeness of the vintage to good effect. A jolt of spiciness lends bite to a long, youthfully gripping finish."
Josh Raynolds,
Vinous Media
, August 2021
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