Damien Coquelet Chiroubles 2010

Gamay from Beaujolais, France

Price: $19.99
Item No. 112917
  • RP90

Critical Acclaim

"Coquelet’s tank-rendered 2010 Chiroubles – which, surprisingly, was bottled already in January – is pungently brown-spiced and brimming with fresh, tart-edged red raspberry, suggestions of horehound and herbal essences adding a cooling satisfaction. The pure-fruited, sappy, bittersweet, pungent persistence benefits – as was the case with the corresponding Beaujolais-Villages – from a bit of invigorating tannic grit. Look for at least 2-3 years of renewable energy and delicious interest.

Damien Coquelet has confirmed with 2010 his status as one of Beaujolais’s most striking emerging talents. Weighing-in at barely over 12% alcohol, his latest wines admirably illustrate their vintage’s distinctive potential for allying white wine-like refreshment with classic Gamay-and-granite flavors as well as considerable sense of structure. "
90 Points

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Learn About Damien Coquelet

Though Damien Coquelet is the youngest vigneron we work with (he bottled his first vintage-2007-at just 20 years old), his wines have already reached striking levels of maturity and complexity. Damien is Georges Descombes' step-son, and has worked alongside his step-father since early childhood. Learning everything from Descombes-both in the vines and in their now shared cellar...

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Learn About Beaujolais

(boe-show-lay) Upon hearing Beaujolais, many think of the large celebration for wine that comes out the 3rd week of November, that year's vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau. But the region of Beaujolais, situated at the bottom of the Burgundy AC, is more than just the nouveau. Some Beaujolais wines can be kept (gasp!) for up to 10 years! Those are usually the Cru Beaujolais and are...

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Learn About Gamay

Gamay (gah-MAY) Beaujolais' Baby Gamay is a pale colored grape, best associated with the region of Beaujolas. In fact, few regions or grapes are so wholly intertwined with one another. After being universally rejected by the rest of Burgundy in the 14th century, Gamay found its niche a bit further south, in Beaujolais. Beyond that part of France, Gamay can also be...

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