2016 Julien Sunier FleurieGamay from France
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- 91+ John Gilman - View from the Cellar
- 88-90 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
91+ John Gilman - View from the Cellar
"Julien Sunier’s Fleurie is raised in a combination of seventy percent used Burgundy barrels and thirty percent in tank, after fermentation with indigenous yeasts. The wine hails from the two lieux a` dits of la Tonne and Charbonnie`res. The 2016 version is outstanding, offering up a bright, red fruity nose of cherries, blood orange, lovely soil tones, fresh thyme, a touch of gamebird and a lovely mix of herbs and spice tones in the upper register. On the palate the wine is medium-full, vibrant and tangy, with fine transparency, just a bit of backend tannin and a long, nascently complex and low fat finish. Fine juice that will unwind nicely with a bit of bottle age, but is eminently drinkable right out of the blocks. 2017-2030."
88-90 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2016 Fleurie, which includes some direct pressed rosé bunches due to the mildew, is perhaps not quite as immediate as the Morgon and demanded a little more patience as it opened in the glass. Eventually, it shows more complexity and nuance than the Morgon: red berry fruit, pressed flowers and a touch of orange pith. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, tensile and fine tannin. It is certainly a lighter style of Fleurie, but it has admirable focus and plenty of energy. Very fine.
91+ - John Gilman - View from the Cellar
88-90 - Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||cherry, strawberry and raspberry|
|Nose||violet, rose petal, oak, smoke and mushroom|