“Aromas of plums, pomegranate and spices introduce Bouland’s 2020 Chiroubles Chatenay, a medium to full-bodied, bright and lively wine with velvety tannins and an ample core of fruit. This steeply sloping, higher altitude site has performed especially well in this warm vintage.” – William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
Aromas of cherries, raspberries, burning embers and raw cocoa introduce the 2018 Côte de Brouilly, a medium to full-bodied, fleshy but precise wine, with lovely depth at the core, refined tannins and a long, mineral finish. This is a serious, age-worthy cru Beaujolais, even if it's sufficiently charming to be approached young.
Domaine Lafarge-Vial Fleurie 2021 " A spicier and more floral-suffused nose derives more from the red side of the fruit spectrum. As is usually the case, the mid-palate mouthfeel of the medium weight flavors is more refined though this contrasts somewhat with the lightly stony and youthfully austere finish where a touch of asperity slowly appears." - Allen Meadows, Burghound
"Domaine Lafarge-Vial Chiroubles 2019, Peppery liqueur-like aromas of plum and dark berries precede the sleekly textured, delicious and vibrant middle weight flavors that conclude in a delineated, balanced and impressively complex finale. This possesses fine quality and development potential."- Allen Meadows, Burghound