2014 Domaine Vissoux Pierre Marie Chermette Fleurie Les GarantsGamay from France
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This cuvée should reconcile anybody who’s ever been disappointed with Beaujolais. It shows that there are truly great terroirs within the Crus, like that of Les Garants which u...
- 93 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
- 93 John Gilman - View from the Cellar
93 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
Bright ruby-red. Fresh cherry and black raspberry on the nose, with complicating hints of candied lavender and licorice. Sappy and incisive, offering sweet dark berry and floral pastille flavors and a hint of spice cake. Shows impressive lift, focus and energy on the long, spice-tinged finish, with the floral note echoing emphatically.
93 John Gilman - View from the Cellar
The 2014 Les Garants from Pierre-Marie Chermette’s Domaine du Vissoux is a superb young wine, with great balance and mid-palate depth and plenty of underlying structure to carry it far into the future. The bouquet offers up a primary constellation of pomegranate, red and black cherries, wood smoke, a lovely base of soil, incipient notes of gamebird, fresh herbs and just a touch of oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and very elegant on the attack, with a sappy core, lovely soil signature, moderate tannins and fine length and grip on the suave and tangy finish. This is a terrific glass of wine already, but clearly there is more complexity to unlock here if one can exercise just a bit of patience. 2015-2025+.
This cuvée should reconcile anybody who’s ever been disappointed with Beaujolais. It shows that there are truly great terroirs within the Crus, like that of Les Garants which used, in fact, to be part of the Moulin à Vent AOC area. This is a really complete Fleurie, which combines finesse and elegance with concentration and depth. It is very enjoyable in the fruit of its youth but holds back a few surprises to unveil after a few years cellaring. The area called Les Garants is one of the Fleurie appellation area’s most noble granitic terroirs. Very well sited (south-west facing) and harvested at full ripeness, the grapes from these vines give a concentrated cuvée. The result, in the mouth, is dense and long, foretelling of really good cellaring potential. The fruit is intense, lively and ‘sappy’. A cuvée worthy of being called “Queen of Beaujolais”!
93 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
93 - John Gilman - View from the Cellar
|Taste||cherry, strawberry and raspberry|
|Nose||violet, rose petal, oak, smoke and mushroom|