2017 Jean-Claude Lapalu Côte de Brouilly (750ml)

2017 Jean-Claude Lapalu Côte de Brouilly (750ml)

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"Monsieur Lapalu’s vineyard holdings for his Côte de Brouilly are north-facing, on the same side of the mountain as Nicole Chanrion’s vineyards. He raises this wine in used tonneaux prior to bottling and bottles with very low SO2 levels. This is his lowest octane 2017, coming in at an even thirteen percent. The wine is pure and utterly classic, wafting from the glass in a refined and quite complex blend of red and black cherries, gamebird, stony soil tones, a bit of hazelnut, coffee bean, woodsmoke and a beautifully vivid topnote of lavender. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, tangy and nicely structured, with moderate tannins, a fine core of fruit, lovely transparency and a long, nascently complex and very promising finish. This is outstanding. (Drink between 2021-2045) 93 points" - John Gilman (View From the Cellar, June 2019)

"Bursting with aromas of cherries, plums, cassis and iron filings, the 2017 Côte de Brouilly is full-bodied, ample and velvety, with juicy acids, rich tannins and a long finish. This cuvée is the only red Lapalu produces from soils that aren’t granitic, since his Côte de Brouilly vines grow in the blue stone and clay amalgam that typifies this appellation. 93 points" - William Kelley (Wine Advocate, Sept. 2018)