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  1. Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly 2018
    WA93
    $25.98
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    93 Points! The 2018 Côte de Brouilly is still a little closed after its recent bottling, but it's a promising wine in the making, unwinding in the glass with scents of cherries, plums, licorice and rich soil tones, complemented by floral top notes that blossom as the wine sits in the glass. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, broad and satiny, with a textural, enveloping profile, a deep and voluminous core, ripe but succulent acids and powdery structuring tannins. - William Kelley, robertparker.com Learn More
  2. Jean Foillard Morgon Les Charmes Eponym 2017
    JS92
    WA93
    $39.98
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    93 Points! The 2017 Morgon Eponym—which derives from the lieu-dit Charmes—wafts from the glass with aromas of cherries, dark chocolate, violets and rose petals. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, broad and fleshy, with a layered core, succulent acids and melting tannins. Open-knit and giving, this is a charming Eponym that's a touch more generous and sun-kissed than the 2016 rendition. - William Kelley, robertparker.com Learn More
  3. Jean-Paul Thevenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes 2018
    WA93
    $31.98
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    93 Points! The 2018 Morgon Vieilles Vignes bursts from the glass with a high-toned bouquet of red cherries, rose petals and orange rind. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and elegant, with lively acids, melting tannins and a succulent core of fruit. This is a charming rendition of a cuvée that's routinely among the appellation's most elegant, and it's already drinking well. - William Kelley, robertparker.com Learn More
  4. Pothiers Côtes Roannaise Gamay Clos du Puy 2017
    $21.98
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    From basically the center of France, this old vines cuvee of Gamay Saint-Romain (slightly different than the Gamay in Beaujolais), was planted 80 years ago and is now farmed with organic and biodynamic methods on a terroir of clay and granite soils. A 1.7-hectare walled vineyard, situated at an altitude of 515 meters, facing east. Ploughing, natural grass cover crops, debudding, leaf thinning as well as harvesting by hand are all practiced at this estate, located at the foot of the Massif Central. Vinification: 75% de-stemmed, maceration for 18 days, some punching down of the cap, and maturation in 1-to-5-year-old, 500-litre barrels for 11 months. This is burly yet gorgeously textured Gamay with terrific purity! A must-try for Beaujolais nerds.... Learn More
  5. Thivin Beaujolais Villages Rosé 2018
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    $19.98
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    Now for something completely different. You won’t find many rosés made like this, in the Beaujolais or anywhere else. It is fermented with ambient yeasts, completes malolactic, and is bottled only when the wine is deemed 'ready'. Thivin makes it like any other serious wine of and allows it to run its natural course rather than manipulating it to "some 'designer' specs and rushing it into bottle. The result is a sleek, nervy, mineral-laced, suave rosé that expresses the nuances of where it comes from...granite soils outside the cru of Brouilly. From a one-hectare parcel of 50-year-old vines in sand and pink granite, there's succulent flesh and a mouthwatering finish punctuated by a pleasant salinity, but the insistent minerality is a definite stylistic distinction. Learn More
  6. Du Grappin Cote de Brouilly 2017
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    The vineyard of "Haut de Chavannes" is high up on the slopes of the dormant volcano Mont Brouilly. The excellent exposure, old vines and signature rocky, blue granite of the Cote de Brouilly appellation gives the wine both concentration and finesse. Hand-picked, placed in a vat as whole clusters and fermented 21 days by native yeasts, using only carbon dioxide to guard freshness. Aged in old Burgundy barrels for ten months befroe being bottled without fining or filtration. Learn More
  7. Du Grappin Saint Amour 2017
    $28.98
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    "Our Du Grappin wines are a natural off-shoot from Le Grappin; vins de soif, made to be delicious, fun and refreshing. We source our grapes from the passionate and revolutionary growers in the under-rated Mâconnais, Beaujolais and Rhône regions. We make them by hand in our ancient cuverie in the walls of Beaune, with as much care and attention as with our Le Grappin wines. The results are wines with vivacity and personality; a joy to drink.” – Andrew & Emma Nielsen, Le Grappin Learn More
  8. Jean Foillard Morgon Cote du Py 2017
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    WA94
    $39.98
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    Foillard's just-released 2017 Morgon Côte du Py is a great success, unwinding in the glass with aromas of red fruit compote and cherries that are complemented with aeration by beautiful top notes of rose petal, blood orange and violets. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, with a generous core of ripe but succulent fruit, tangy acids and powdery structuring tannins that assert themselves gently on the long, sapid finish. This is somewhat more sun-kissed in profile than the 2016, and I'm inclined to give the latter vintage a slight edge, but it also needs a year or two in bottle. - William Kelley, robertparker.com Learn More
  9. Jean Foillard Beaujolais Villages 2017
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    From 20-55 year-old vines grown on granite, traditional, whole cluster fermentation lasts from 15 days in concrete tank, aged 7 months in concrete tank, parcels located in Villié-Morgon, Lancié, Saint-Amour, and St-Etienne-La-Varenne
     
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  10. Gauthier Morgon Vieilles Vignes Cote du Py 2016
    JS94
    $16.98
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    94 Points!  An array of deep-set, rich fruit on a very long, lithe and juicy bed of fine tannins. Excellent freshness and depth here. Drink or hold. - JamesSuckling.com
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  11. Pierre Chermette (Vissoux) Moulin a Vent Les Trois Roches 2017
    WA95
    $29.98
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    95 Points!  The 2017 Moulin-à-Vent Les Trois Roches is superb—and likely the king of the cellar chez Chermette this year—wafting from the glass with a beautiful bouquet of raspberries, potpourri, orange rind and rose petal. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, layered and supple, with the most depth and amplitude of any wine in the portfolio and the most held in reserve, too. This is a fantastic expression of Moulin-à-Vent from one of Beaujolais’s greatest winemakers, and it comes warmly recommended. - William Kelley, robertparker.com
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  12. Pierre Chermette (Vissoux) Beaujolais Villages Coeur de Vendanges Vignes Centenaires 2017
    WA93
    $23.98
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    93 Points!  A wine that would embarrass many more expensive bottlings from Moulin-à-Vent or Fleurie, Chermette’s 2017 Beaujolais-Villages Coeur de Vendanges bursts with aromas of crushed cassis, raspberries, potpourri and rich soil tones. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated, with melting tannins, a generous core of sappy fruit and a long, beautifully delineated finish. Intensely flavorful but refreshing, accessible but substantive, this is a fabulous wine that exemplifies the appeal of Beaujolais. Given its unabashed deliciousness and decidedly modest tariff, this wine must be one of French wine’s greatest values. - William Kelley, robertparker.com
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  13. Daniel Bouland Cote de Brouilly Cuvee Melanie 2017
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    $26.98
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    92+ Points!  From a south-facing site near Château Thivin, the 2017 Côte de Brouilly Cuvée Melanie exhibits a deep bouquet of blackberry, wild berries, grilled meat, dark chocolate and licorice. On the palate, it's full-bodied, rich and ample, with a juicy core of fruit, ripe but chewy structuring tannins in abundance and a gourmand, layered profile. - William Kelley, robertparker.com
     
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  14. Daniel Bouland Morgon Bellevue Schist 2017
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    WA92
    $26.98
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    92 Points!  Rich aromas of raspberries and cherries introduce the 2017 Morgon Bellevue, a full-bodied, velvety but reserved wine with a deep, layered mid-palate, superb concentration and juicy acids. After the expressive Chiroubles and Côte de Brouilly, the Bellevue is a little more closed after its recent bottling, but it will be superb in the fullness of time. -  William Kelley, robertparker.com
     
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  15. Jean Claude Lapalu Beaujolais Villages Vieilles Vignes 2017
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    $19.98
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    93 Points!  The 2017 Beaujolais-Villages Vieilles Vignes is superb, bursting from the glass with inviting aromas of cherries, plums and warm spices. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, satiny and sapid, with terrific depth and concentration, its lavish core of juicy fruit complemented by considerable savory nuance—proof, if any were needed, that Lapalu is one of the finest exponents of this underrated appellation. - William Kelley, robertparker.com
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  16. Marcel Lapierre Morgon 2017
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    $29.98
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    94 Points!  Some very stony and flinty aromas with graphite. Red and dark plums, too. Smells fresh and very complex already. The palate has great density and a fine, compressed tannin texture, as well as a very focused finish. Spiced black cherries and blackberries, cassis and dark chocolate to close. Short carbonic maceration and juice is racked off during the carbonic process. A captivatingly powerful but focused Morgon. No Côte du Puy due to the hail in 2017. - JamesSuckling.com
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  17. Thillardon Chenas Les Carrieres 2017
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    92 Points! From a lieu-dit characterized by sedimentary soils rich in flint, the 2017 Chénas Les Carrières exhibits notes of sweet red berries, dried flowers, orange zest and subtle nuances of loamy soil. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, ample and layered, with juicy acids and a long, vibrant finish. - William Kelley, Wine Advocate
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  18. Pierre Chermette (Vissoux) Brouilly Pierreux 2016
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    WA91
    VM92
    $22.98
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    93 Points!  Intense and attractive freshness with aromas of red flowers, strawberries and raspberries, all leading to a palate with a steely edge. Super fresh, light and tangy. Drink now. - JamesSuckling.com
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  19. Clos de la Roilette Fleurie Cuvee Tardive 2017
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    $22.98
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    93+ Points!  The 2017 Fleurie Cuvée Tardive reveals a deeper, richer bouquet of dark cherries, red fruit compote, quince and rose petal. On the palate, it's full-bodied, ample and lavish, with a deep, concentrated core and rich structuring tannins. This is a decidedly serious Fleurie, its name alluding to its aging potential and not to a later harvest, and it will demand 3 or 4 years of cellaring at a minimum. - William Kelley, Wine Advocate
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