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Domaine Lafarge Vial Bel Air Fleurie Gamay 2014

Ratings on Delectable

Tom Casagrande Delectable Pro

I had to carefully decant this, as it had a lot of that light, floaty sediment that starts zooming around if you even look at the bottle the wrong way. It’s got a light color, and loads of tangy cherry/ berry fruit, accented by a musky floral note and some stony minerality. In the mouth, it’s quite fluid and gulpable. Bone dry, but with nice pure fruit and lingering minerality. Deceptively complex.

I had to carefully decant this, as it had a lot of that light, floaty sediment that starts zooming around if you even look at the bottle the wrong way. It’s got a light color, and loads of tangy cherry/ berry fruit, accented by a musky floral note and some stony minerality. In the mouth, it’s quite fluid and gulpable. Bone dry, but with nice pure fruit and lingering minerality. Deceptively complex.

9.1

Corey Zamora, CSW Delectable Pro

Light and bright. Love it.

Light and bright. Love it.

9.3

Diana Eng Delectable Pro

Lafarge makes a great gamay. Juicy, tart cherries, cranberries, pomegranate, but also earthy and slightly stemmy. Complex.

Lafarge makes a great gamay. Juicy, tart cherries, cranberries, pomegranate, but also earthy and slightly stemmy. Complex.

9.1

Matthew Cohen

Really great texture. Burgundian. Lovely.

Really great texture. Burgundian. Lovely.

9.1

Ned Gray Creed

That is superb. A new Beaujolais project from the hands of Frederic Lafarge. Glad. Had a chance to taste that today. 2014 first vintage. Avg 60 year old vines, 25% whole cluster, neutral oak, landing May 2016. This one was my favorite of the 3 tasted. A minor dust note on the nose, red fruit pops more, and there is a zing of tension and structure on the mouthfeel. Lip schmacking finish with cherries. Word is Frederic believes this is the vineyard best for cellar aging.

That is superb. A new Beaujolais project from the hands of Frederic Lafarge. Glad. Had a chance to taste that today. 2014 first vintage. Avg 60 year old vines, 25% whole cluster, neutral oak, landing May 2016. This one was my favorite of the 3 tasted. A minor dust note on the nose, red fruit pops more, and there is a zing of tension and structure on the mouthfeel. Lip schmacking finish with cherries. Word is Frederic believes this is the vineyard best for cellar aging.

9.5

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