David M. Bueker wrote:Wow. The 2011 Coudert wines just hit the shelves here. Vintages come too fast!
Tim York wrote:B
[b]Côtes du Forez La Madone Gamay sur Volcan 2012 – Gilles Bonnefoy – Alc.11.5% - (c.€9) – made from organically grown grapes.
I needed to look at the map to find the precise location of C.du Forez. It turns out to be to be near Montbrison some 100 km W of Lyon and 40 km NW of St.Étienne in the department of La Loire, not far from that long river’s source. (The Côte Roannaise slightly to the N of Forez also produces some good wines from Gamay which are rarely seen outside France.) On the basis of this bottle the Forez wines are well worth getting to know.
Immediately this wine showed a lot more personality than the Brouilly above. Body was slightly lighter but both nose and palate where a lot livelier showing vibrant red fruit and crisp acidity laced with pepper and minerals and ending with a nicely grippy finish. Eminently moreish and I might have opened a second bottle if I had bought one. Not much future, I guess, but right now very good 16/20 QPR!
JC (NC) wrote:I'm curious about how the Morgon raised in oak will differ from the Morgon I had earlier this month although CellarTracker indicates that the Cuvee Joseph could use a couple more years of cellaring.
Tim York wrote:Brouilly 2011 - Château de la Chaize. Drunk with veal kidneys (the others had duck) at a restaurant in Orbec, Normandy, it made a lively and fruity pairing for both dishes and went down all too easily when, my daughter having only taken half a glass because she would be driving home, I found myself with a lot of the bottle to finish. Purer and livelier than my memory of the Brouilly from Carrefour which I wrote up earlier this month. Good.
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