Ch. Thivin Cote de Brouilly 2006

Gamay from Beaujolais, France

Item No. 99868
  • red wine
  • ST89
Style: Light & Fruity

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • RP86

Winemaker's Notes

"The Chateau Thivin 2006 Cote de Brouilly leads with fascinating and intense aromas of smoky, toasted nuts and salted tomato puree. Bright salinity and the unusual suggestion of tomato paste persist on the surprisingly concentrated palate, along with suggestions of smoked meat, juniper berry, and tart black fruit skins. The finish is bright and savory, with a surprising hint of tongue-numbing tannin. While less generous with the sort of overtly ripe berry character than one generally expects of Beaujolais, this Cote de Brouilly holds an undeniable fascination of its own and should be interesting to work with in the kitchen and to follow for another year or two in bottle. The estate's track record is consistently excellent."
-Wine Advocate

Critical Acclaim

"Youthful purple. Fresh red berry and cherry pit aromas are complicated by tangy minerals and a subtle herbacity. Firm and juicy on the palate, offering tangy dark berry and cherry flavors and a touch of bitter chocolate. A linear, brisk, classic Beaujolais that would be good with a light chill."
89 Points

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