Cru Beaujolais

28 Oct Cru Beaujolais

desjourneys fleurie les moriersCru Beaujolais is the highest category of classification in Beaujolais, made solely from 10 of the 96 Beaujolais villages. We have some of the best on sale, including a longtime Merch favorite from Kermit Lynch, and six of the highest rated Beaujolais ever from The Wine Advocate.

“Thivin produces an impressive set of wines that show just what the Côte de Brouilly can do in the right hands.”
The Wine Advocate

2014 Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly, Burgundy… Imported by Kermit Lynch
On Sale $22.99
The 2014 Côte de Brouilly has a focused bouquet and is more serious than the Brouilly, with fresh strawberry mixed with raspberry coulis and cold stone scents. The palate is medium-bodied, supple and fleshy on the entry. The acidity here is beautifully judged with a svelte and quite sensual finish. This is a fine Côte de Brouilly, not complex, but nicely detailed and overflowing with freshness.
89-91 Points, The Wine Advocate

“I know of no more exciting Beaujolais wines than these… it is impossible for one’s senses and imagination not to soar.”
The Wine Advocate

2010 Domaine Jules Desjourneys Fleurie “Les Moriers” Tres Vieilles Vignes
On Sale $49.99
The Desjourneys 2009 Fleurie Les Moriers Tres Vieilles Vignes had suggestions of things mineral mingle on the nose and palate with ripe blueberry, cassis, and faded lily. Tart huckleberry notes offer further counterpoint to the sweetness of fruit and high-glycerin that render this wine so seductive. It’s hard to overemphasize the remarkable alliance of ripeness with lift and vivacity.
93-94+ Points, The Wine Advocate

2010 Domaine Jules Desjourneys Fleurie “Chapelle des Bois” Tres Vieilles Vignes
On Sale $53.99
This wine has indeed well-exceeded even my exalted Issue 196 expectations, so I feel bound not just to offer an update, but one that reflects my awe. Almond extract, rowan, freesia, and dark berries and stone fruits and hauntingly complex aroma. The texture here has turned positively silky and this essence from 100 year old vines finishes not just with the pristine purity of fruit .. complex depth of flavor (and) vibratory intensity but with a soaring sense of buoyancy and a kaleidoscopic interaction of floral, fruit, and mineral nuances.
95 Points, The Wine Advocate

2009 Domaine Jules Desjourney Fleurie
On Sale $44.99
Strong black tea smokiness… concentrated black fruits. Rich and polished, with its fine tannins sublimated, this wine’s strong salinity – allied to fruit pit, chalk dust, and iodine – render its entrancingly long finish irresistibly mouthwatering and invigorating.
93-94 Points, The Wine Advocate

2009 Domaine Jules Desjourneys Fleurie “Chapelle des Bois” Tres Vieilles Vignes
On Sale $49.99
Ripe dark cherry and cassis are strikingly capped with high-toned herbal and floral notes. Wisteria and elder flower further waft across this wine’s polished, deeply-fruited palate, while nut oils add rich depth, and saline savor of crustacean shell reduction helps render it irresistibly mouthwatering and invigorating. This finishes with sensational persistence, along with buoyancy such as few wines of this vintage can equal.
95 Points, The Wine Advocate

2009 Domaine Jules Desjourneys Moulin a Vent
On Sale $49.99
From 90 year old vines… marked by rich black raspberry suffused with an amazing arboreal and maritime melange suggesting iodine, moss, kelp, and wet stones. Cocoa powder, nutmeg, and praline a fresh berry vivacity and sense of lift. This finishes with persistent and utterly fascinating complexity.
92-93+ Points, The Wine Advocate

2008 Domaine Jules Desjourneys Fabien Duperray Fleurie “L’Interdit”
On Sale $44.99
The high-toned floral, herbal, and fruit distillate esters that memorably marked the Chapelle des Bois from cask as well as the black tea-tinged and more bittersweetly herbal and concentrated dark berries of the original Les Moriers, have been preserved in this marriage. This finishes with mouthwatering salinity and a tenacious, almost Gewurztraminer-like meld of brown spices concentrated floral and herbal essences. I would anticipate it being worth following for half a dozen years, but on no account should it be missed earlier-on.
93 Points, The Wine Advocate

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