Category Archives: Gamay

Glenugie Gamay Noir 2005

We recently enjoyed a mature wine from Beaujolais so I thought it a good idea that we try a wine from the cellar made from the same grape in the New World. Some years ago we enjoyed a week’s holiday … Continue reading

Posted in British Columbia, Canada, Gamay, Okanagan Valley | Tagged | Leave a comment

Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages 2008

Louis Jadot, Beaujolais-Villages 2008 The nose expresses the essence of fresh grapes with a bit of earthiness. In the mouth the fruit is bright, the acidity lively and the tannin just a hint in the background. This is perfect when … Continue reading

Posted in Beaujolais, Burgundy, France, Gamay | Tagged | Leave a comment

Georges Duboeuf Fleurie 2008

Georges Duboeuf, Fleurie 2008 There’s a lively sense of black fruit in the nose with a bit of earthy complexity that works to enhance the wine. In the mouth the thread of fresh fruit continues, the acidity is engaging and … Continue reading

Posted in Beaujolais, Burgundy, Fleurie, France, Gamay | Leave a comment

Bouillot Perle de Vigne

Louis Bouillot, Cremant de Bourgogne, Perle de Vigne, Grande Reserve, Brut nv There’s a moderate level of concentration and a good deal of complexity for the price. The grapes behind this methode traditionnelle are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gamay and Aligote. … Continue reading

Posted in Aligote, Burgundy, Chardonnay, Cremant de Bourgogne, Gamay, Pinot Noir, Sparkling Dry | Leave a comment

Drouhin Beaujolais Nouveau 2008

Joseph Drouhin, Beaujolais, Nouveau 2008 This is a very clean Nouveau with traditional bubble gum in the nose. The mouth is an explosion of the fruity style you expect, with tart acidity and a bit of tannic grab – nice. … Continue reading

Posted in Beaujolais, Burgundy, France, Gamay, Nouveau | Leave a comment

Jean Tardy Bourgogne Passetoutgrain VV 2006

Domaine Jean Tardy & Fils, Bourgogne Passetoutgrain, Vieilles Vignes 2006 The nose features lively black fruit, black licorice and a little volatility. The mouth is quite fruity, with a fresh juicy character, vitamin C like sharp acidity and a little … Continue reading

Posted in Bourgogne Passetoutgrain, Burgundy, France, Gamay, Pinot Noir | Leave a comment


Louis Jadot, Beaujolais-Villages 2007 Clean berry and cherry fruit with a little minerality. The mouth is fruity with a light body, characteristic acidity and just a hint of tannic greenness – an easy picnic quaff. Eleve et mis at 71570 … Continue reading

Posted in Beaujolais, Burgundy, France, Gamay | Leave a comment

In a flurry?

Joseph Drouhin Fleurie 2005 A little rustic with a tart framework. Mis by Drouhin, negociant eleveur a Beaune 13% $15.99 at Bottle Barn Drouhin

Posted in Beaujolais, France, Gamay | Leave a comment

The Beaujolais is Here!

This flight offers the opportunity to look at two versions of Gamay. The first is brand new Nouveau (is that redundant?) and the second is from the Cru Julienas. Domaine Manoir du Carra Beaujolais Villages Nouveau 2007 This is a … Continue reading

Posted in Beaujolais, Burgundy, France, Gamay | Leave a comment