Maison Leynes

Marc Delienne

La Jacarde Arpaye Beaujolais Leynes Chardonnay 2019

A treat from MH! Marc Delienne’s La Jacarde is a true unicorn with just 300 bottles produced in 2019. Rarity aside, the wine was brilliant - pure, fresh, and complex. Started off with some matchstick reduction which blew away in the glass to reveal intense notes of pear, citrus, and baked pastries. The palate was rich and textural, but balanced with a refreshing yet non-searing acidity. White nectarines, quince, ripe lemons, and hints of hazelnuts, followed by yoghurt and cream in the mid-palate, and finally ending with spices and a fine stoniness. There was a fullness and smoothness to the wine, yet not at the expense of vibrancy - just such a delectable balance.

NB: It may seem a little predictable (though sensible) to say this of a Beaujolais blanc, but it was really reminiscent of a excellent Mâconnais white to me.
— 9 months ago

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Pierre Boyat

Bois de Leynes Gamay 2012

justin brought for 4 h meeting. — 9 years ago

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Domaine de Vavril

Beaujolais-Villages Gamay 2018

No carbonic; vinified 100% “à la Bourguignonne”. Beets, rhubarb, sour fruits. Velveteen, plush texture, while still chillably low in alcohol. The quality and intensity would shame a few Cru bottlings. Reminds me a lot of the old Leynes cuvée of Bernard Dalicieux. — 4 years ago

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Bret Brothers

Glou De Jeff Beaujolais-Leynes Gamay

This was fine. I imagine seeing this on a wine list with friends and saying "hey, I got a bottle of this in Paris; I liked it!" To which they'll say "cool! Wanna get a bottle?" Followed by a quick meh — 5 years ago

Domaine Sangouard

"Les Bruyères" Beaujolais-Leynes Gamay 2011

A beautifully aged beaujolais. Smooth, fruit and a little spicyness — 8 years ago

Château de Lavernette

Beaujolais-Leynes Gamay 2005

Marc S

Stored it as the winemakers suggested. Great, smooth gamay ‘burgundy’ — 5 years ago

Château de Lavernette

Le Clos Beaujolais-Leynes Gamay 2015

Full bodied. Middle of road. Crowd pleaser. Food friendly. — 5 years ago

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Bret Brothers

Bien-Venu in X-tremis Beaujolais-Leynes Gamay 2013

Extraordinary Beaujolais - rather pale ruby with bright cherry aromas accented by smoke and something akin to Garrigue. High acidity but still beautiful mouth feel. Extremely well extracted flavors, and a finish that is nearly eternal. Superb wine, the epitome of great gamay. — 7 years ago

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