This dark ruby colored Gamay from the Fleurie commune opens with red plum and forest floor bouquet with hints of gentle strawberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with integrated medium acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round and easy to drink. The flavor profile is strawberry and red plum blend with notes of chalky minerality and loam. I also detected hints of oak and black raspberry in the mix. The finish is dry, and its flavors and earthy tannins linger and last for quite some time. I would pair this Fleurie with stuffed red bell peppers. Enjoy – Ken
Aromas of sweet cherries, raspberries, plums and licorice preface the 2020 Fleurie from the Château des Jacques, a medium-bodied, rich and concentrated wine with tangy acids, powdery tannins and a nicely balanced profile. It’s a blend of around three-quarters lieu-dit Bel-Air and one-quarter Grille Midi.
Dark ruby. Pungent aromas of ripe dark berries, cherry pit and licorice, along with a floral nuance that builds as the wine stretches out. Lush bitter cherry and boysenberry flavors are supported by a spine of juicy acidity. Shows gently firming grip on a nicely persistent finish that features dusty tannins and a hint of spiciness.
This Jadot-owned premium Beaujolais house produces wines that are among the very best of the region; this is a fine example, juicy, bright and charming but with depth and complexity.
Cyril Chirouze blended this wine from several estate vineyards in Fleurie, turning out a pretty great 2015. It has the big, bosomy richness of the vintage, here dressed in flowing robes of black raspberry. The wine’s density and luxurious texture is held within a firm structure, equally black, with obsidian-inflected tannins and a dark rose scent. The tannins give it staying power while the texture and depth of fruit make it lovely to drink now.