2014 Brouilly Vieilles Vignes, Jean-Claude Lapalu, Beaujolais

"The 2014 Brouilly Cuvee Vieilles Vignes, which undergoes exactly the same vinification as the Beaujolais Villages, has a wonderful nose of blackberry, briary wild hedgerow and hints of dried violet petals. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit mixed with licorice on the entry. There are fine tannins underpinning this Brouily, and though it feels a little clammed up on the finish so close to bottling, it is very elegant and composed."
92 points, Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate

Critic score
92/100
Pricing
Magnum
2 available
£35.20

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Brouilly, Cru Beaujolais, Beaujolais, France
  • Grape
    Gamay
  • Maturity
    Ready 2016 - 2024
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Magnum (150cl.)
2014 Brouilly Vieilles Vignes, Jean-Claude Lapalu, Beaujolais

TASTING NOTES

The 2014 Brouilly Cuvee Vieilles Vignes, which undergoes exactly the same vinification as the Beaujolais Villages, has a wonderful nose of blackberry, briary wild hedgerow and hints of dried violet petals. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit mixed with licorice on the entry. There are fine tannins underpinning this Brouily, and though it feels a little clammed up on the finish so close to bottling, it is very elegant and composed.

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
92/100

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