Laurent Martray Brouilly Combiaty 2017


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100% Gamay
Nose: Fine, intense iris aromas, generous violet aromas, red fruit aromas.
Palate: Cherry hints, subtle red fruit hints.
Wine and food pairing: Delicatessen meats, White meats, Game birds, Pigeon, Grilled sausage

"92 Points The Brouilly “Combiaty” old vine cuvée from Laurent Martray is actually made fromsome of his youngest vines, which are fifty years of age, as he has several parcels that are aroundone hundred years old! The wine is raised in older foudres and the 2016 offers up a superb andsurprisingly black fruity bouquet ofblack cherries, a touch of dark berry, woodsmoke, just awhisper of acorn, discreet spice tones, a fine base of dark soil and a touch of anise in the upperregister. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and shows off impressive mid-palate depth,with lovely focus and grip, a nice touch of backend tannin and a long, complex and beautifullystructured finish. I am accustomed to most examples of Brouilly being made for early quaffing,but this wine is a proper Cru Beaujolais that is built for the cellar and should age long and verygracefully. Fine, fine juice that is approachable today, but really deserves at least a couple ofyears in the cellar to really blossom." - View from the Cellar