“ Savory undertones of grilled thyme, fresh earth and smoky mineral flank the steeped cherry and raspberry fruit flavors of this sleek, light-bodied red. Details of fresh leather, licorice and savory spice echo on the lightly tannic finish.” – G.S.
“Why it's of note: While some Beaujolais is packed with fresh, ripe fruit, this example from Joseph Burrier focuses more on savory and spice details. It hails from the Poncié sector of the Fleurie appellation. For an outside-the-box food pairing, think Peking duck.”
"Bright, full yellow-gold. Riper on the nose than the Milly-Lamartine, with a yellower stone fruit character (probably from clay in the soil) suggesting a rounder wine. Pliant and broad on the palate; more perfumed than the Mâcon Milly-Lamartine Montagne de Cra but still uncompromisingly dry, with harmonious mineral-driven acidity adding structure and class and carrying the finish. I like this!"
“Broad nose of baked apple alongside melon, banana, stone fruit and cedar oak. Textured and concentrated, this is nonetheless fresh and sleek, where the fruit has been allowed to shine above the oak.” (Highly Recommended)
“It’s only fitting that the president of the Pouilly-Fuissé growers association would produce a lush, giving Pouilly-Fuissé. Burrier also just released a new Mâcon-Bussières cuvée in the U.S. as a result of an agreement to manage the Domaine de la Rochette property two years ago. It’s one to look out for: spectacularly well-balanced, with fine, limestone-like minerality carving through ripe orchard fruit.”
“Full yellow with a gold tinge. Very ripe aromas of stone fruits, truffle, smoke, nuts, spicy oak and flinty minerality. Rich, ripe stone and tropical fruit flavors are not quite as opulent as those of the 2015 bottling but deliver lovely silky texture and attractive framing acidity. Finishes smooth and persistent.”
“Bright, full yellow. Complex, pure scents of lemon, orange, mint and herbs, plus suggestions of riper yellow fruits. Quite round and plush but pure and light on its feet. Offers very good mouth coverage without any undue weight and finishes with attractive spicy lift. Unusually dense for this bottling but nicely balanced despite the tiny crop. This wine was made from Château de Beauregard's best parcels of vines (except for the climats En Faux and La Roche, which are bottled separately), where the hailstorm destroyed most of the buds; there was very little fruit so no need for selection, according to Burrier.”