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  • 238. Mâcon-Pierreclos AC 2015

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    Domaine Marc Jambon et Fils

    100% Chardonnay (13% alc.)

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    Succulent chardonnay fruit, good balance, and a slightly salty, chalky aftertaste define this excellent value wine. For drinking now to 2018.

  • 239. Pouilly-Fuissé AC 2012, Clos Varambon

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    Château des Rontets

    100% Chardonnay (13.5% alc.)

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    This comes from 4½ hectares of vines averaging 50 years of age.  There is just 30cms of pebbly topsoil then a 1.25m bed of broken up stones overlying Bathonian limestone.  Yields are low (just 34hh in 2011) and the wine was vinified then aged for a year in older oak, followed by a further six months in cuve. The balance of this wine is excellent, it has very natural, ripe but zesty citrus fruit tethered by an insistent mineral undertow and you don’t notice oak at all. For drinking now to 2018.

  • 240. Vin de France 2015

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    Jérôme Balmet

    100% Gamay (12% alc.)

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    Jérôme learned his craft working with both Jean-Claude Lapalu and Mathieu Lapierre and produced his first vintage of this wine in 2012. He has just 1.2h of 45 year old vines planted in blue granite on a steep hillside vineyard. Working with yields of just 30hh, and ageing in cement and old foudres and adding nothing to the wine whatsover, this is a natural wine in the best sense of the word. An attractive clear mid-red colour that extends to the edge, it has a great mouth-feel, a perfect pitch of delicious red fruits with an irony granitic print. For drinking now to 2020.

  • 241. Beaujolais-Villages AC 2016 Lou. Y Es-Tu

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    Stephen Durieu de Lacarelle

    100% Gamay (12% alc.)

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    Stephen also learned under the tutelage of Jean-Claude Lapalu and has seven hectares of organically tended old vines in St Etienne des Oullieres. Cuve aged and due to be bottled in April, this wine has a very silky texture, with scrumptious wild strawberry, raspberry and violet fruits and a purity (no sulphur) that just keeps you wanting more. Available May. For drinking now to 2018.

  • 242. Fleurie AC 2014, La Madone

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    Domaine de Prion

    100% Gamay (12.5% alc.)

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    50 to 60 year old vines here on the famous hillside with just 30cms of soil above the granite bedrock. Aged in cement, with just one bottling after 11 months, this is a slightly bigger framed wine than le chat’s. The fruit is quite sumptuous and spicy (liquorice, cloves and nutmeg) with a hint of wild rose too.  There is a very good silky mouthfeel and it feels very pure and beautifully made. For drinking now to 2024+.

  • 243. Moulin-à-Vent AC 2014, Vieilles Vignes

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    Domaine de Prion

    100% Gamay (13% alc.)

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    This comes from just half a hectare of 70- 80yo vines planted due south in a granite soil. It was made from tiny yields and given a 25 day cuvaison. Aged for one year in two to eight year old barrels, its beautiful colour extends right to the edge. It shows a touch of menthol and cassis on the nose, offers liquorice, menthol and very black fruits on the palate, has a very good dense structure and will age very well. From the best vintage for Beaujolais that we have ever tasted. For drinking now to 2024.

  • 244. Chiroubles AC 2014

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    Daniel Bouland

    100% Gamay (13% alc.)

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    Daniel Bouland’s Chiroubles comes from a 0.65 hectare vineyard, 30 year old vines and a light yellow sandstone.  A bright mid-cherry colour, it is a real ‘vin de terroir’, with quite an intense stony character and gentle raspberry fruit. For drinking now to 2018.

  • 245. Côte-de-Brouilly AC 2015

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    Daniel Bouland

    100% Gamay (13% alc.)

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    This comes from 70 year old vines in a schist and granite derived soil on the southern slope of the extinct volcano of Mont Brouilly. Aged in old oak foudres, with a fine plum colour, it has rich spicy fruit with a marked stony flavour on the finish. For drinking now to 2020.

  • 246. Morgon AC 2014, Schiste

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    Daniel Bouland

    100% Gamay (13% alc.)

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    This comes from four parcels of vine averaging 45yo planted in weathered schists on low yielding quality rootstock called Vialla. Using natural yeasts and low yields together with foudre ageing, this has supple red fruits, and good mouthfeel with an irony, stony rasp reminiscent of the schist on the long finish. For drinking now to 2022.

  • 247. Morgon AC 2013, Vieilles Vignes

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    Daniel Bouland

    100% Gamay (13% alc.)

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    This comes from one hectare of 84 year old vines. Lovely weight of fruit, dark cherry and blackberry fruit and intense mineral character. There is a quietly tannic, old viney grip to the finish that presages an excellent future. For drinking now to 2027.

  • 248. Morgon AC 2015

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    Marcel Lapierre

    100% Gamay (12% alc.)

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    A finely sculpted wine here, with a mid raspberry colour, delicately extracted, and beautifully pure old viney fruit, enhanced by ten months ageing in casks from Prieuré-Roch in Burgundy. No sulphur was used during the elevage, just a little added at bottling. For drinking now to 2019.

  • 249. Fleurie AC 2013, La Madone

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    Gilbert Chanudet

    100% Gamay (12.5% alc.)

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    La Madone, the most famous plot in Fleurie, and at 430m the highest of the appellation, offers a soil of pale pink decomposed granite, on a granite bedrock. Chanudet produces the most elegant expression possible: a gentle colour, violet note on the nose, a wonderfully supple texture, soft red and black fruits backed by a strong mineral character on the finish. For drinking now to 2020+.