2016 Côte de Brouilly, Jean-Claude Lapalu, Beaujolais

The Côte de Brouilly can sometimes be overlooked as a Beaujolais cru, but Jean-Claude Lapalu makes one of the very best wines from here. This is perfectly balanced, with fresh and elegant fruit and a real Pinot Noir Character. Were this from the Côte d’Or it would be many times the price.

Critic score
91/100
Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£22.40
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£134.40
2 bottles available from £18.20 per bottle
Bottle
From a client
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£18.20

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Côte-de-Brouilly, Cru Beaujolais, Beaujolais, France
  • Grape
    Gamay
  • Maturity
    Ready 2018 - 2027
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13%
2016 Côte de Brouilly, Jean-Claude Lapalu, Beaujolais

TASTING NOTES

The 2016 Cote de Brouilly has a more introverted bouquet compared to the three Brouilly 2016s, with notes of blackcurrant, briary, a hint of marmalade and fig emerging with time. The palate is well balanced with a gentle but insistent grip in the mouth and fine delineation with a soupçon of sour cherry enlivening the finish. Excellent.

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (August 2017)
91/100

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