Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Fleurie 2018

Gamay from Beaujolais, France
JG 93
V 93
WA 91
12.5% ABV
Item # 340645

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93 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2018 Fleurie from Domaine des Terres Dorées is an outstanding example of the vintage and has a nice touch of red fruit in its aromatic profile- no small feat in the torrid summer of 2018. The bouquet is bright and bouncy, jumping from the glass in a mix of red and black cherries, pomegranate, pigeon, woodsmoke, a complex base of dark soil tones, a touch of coffee bean and a lovely topnote of baking spices. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, tangy and a touch chewy, with a fine core of fruit, good mineral undertow, modest tannins and a long, complex and perfectly balanced finish. This is going to age superbly well and really deserves a few years in the cellar to start to properly blossom on the backend and drink with true generosity. Expect it to cellar as well as the gold standard in the appellation, Clos de la Roilette 2023-2050. (Sep/Oct 2020)"

93 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "[$29 list] Saturated garnet. Dark berries, pungent flowers, licorice and a smoky mineral nuance on the perfumed nose. Sweet blackberry, cherry liqueur and violet pastille flavors are energized by a core of juicy acidity. Powerful, in keeping with the vintage, yet lively as well, finishing very long and subtly chewy, with rounded tannins lending shape and final grip. Drink: 2023-2032. (Aug 2021)"

91 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "Brun's 2018 Fleurie also derives from vines within the lieu-dit Grille-Midi, but they're "only 40 years old," he tells me. Offering up aromas of raspberries, violets and rose petals, it's medium to full-bodied, elegant and nicely balanced, even if it can't match the concentration and powdery phenolics of the Grille-Midi bottling. Drink: 2020-2033. (Aug 2019)"
93 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2018 Fleurie from Domaine des Terres Dorées is an outstanding example of the vintage and has a nice touch of red fruit in its aromatic profile- no small feat in the torrid summer of 2018. The bouquet is bright and bouncy, jumping from the glass in a mix of red and black cherries, pomegranate, pigeon, woodsmoke, a complex base of dark soil tones, a touch of coffee bean and a lovely topnote of baking spices. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, tangy and a touch chewy, with a fine core of fruit, good mineral undertow, modest tannins and a long, complex and perfectly balanced finish. This is going to age superbly well and really deserves a few years in the cellar to start to properly blossom on the backend and drink with true generosity. Expect it to cellar as well as the gold standard in the appellation, Clos de la Roilette 2023-2050. (Sep/Oct 2020)"

93 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "[$29 list] Saturated garnet. Dark berries, pungent flowers, licorice and a smoky mineral nuance on the perfumed nose. Sweet blackberry, cherry liqueur and violet pastille flavors are energized by a core of juicy acidity. Powerful, in keeping with the vintage, yet lively as well, finishing very long and subtly chewy, with rounded tannins lending shape and final grip. Drink: 2023-2032. (Aug 2021)"

91 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "Brun's 2018 Fleurie also derives from vines within the lieu-dit Grille-Midi, but they're "only 40 years old," he tells me. Offering up aromas of raspberries, violets and rose petals, it's medium to full-bodied, elegant and nicely balanced, even if it can't match the concentration and powdery phenolics of the Grille-Midi bottling. Drink: 2020-2033. (Aug 2019)"
Product SKU 340645
Producer Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun)
Country France
Region Beaujolais
Varietal Gamay
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 12.5%
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