Château Thivin

Cuvée Zaccharie Côte de Brouilly Gamay

9.218 ratings
9.28 pro ratings
Côte de Brouilly, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Gamay
Chicken, Game, Turkey, Duck, Goose
Top Notes For
Max Reichwage

Brambly, dense, spicy, very fine Brouilly

Brambly, dense, spicy, very fine Brouilly

Aug 5th, 2017
Ira Schwartz

A brooding nose of dark fruits and earth with no signs of alcohol. Full body but the acidity keeps things in line. A mixture of red and blue fruit, and iron all surrounded by a core of juiciness. An easy cellar candidate .

A brooding nose of dark fruits and earth with no signs of alcohol. Full body but the acidity keeps things in line. A mixture of red and blue fruit, and iron all surrounded by a core of juiciness. An easy cellar candidate .

1 person found it helpfulMar 23rd, 2021
Tom Casagrande

Really good for a ’15 Bojo. Massively extracted, but tannins completely under control. Nose has smoky crushed granite and dark, oozy, tangy berries. The barest hint of Brett adds complexity. Tangy, athletic, and mouthfilling. Can’t help but smack your lips. Great concentration. So unique. Still youthful. Years to go.

Really good for a ’15 Bojo. Massively extracted, but tannins completely under control. Nose has smoky crushed granite and dark, oozy, tangy berries. The barest hint of Brett adds complexity. Tangy, athletic, and mouthfilling. Can’t help but smack your lips. Great concentration. So unique. Still youthful. Years to go.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 10th, 2020
Tom Casagrande

This bears little resemblance to a Gamay from Beaujolais, starting with the startlingly saturated violet color. The nose is feral, with inky dark berries, laced with venison jerky, poured on to a slab of just-cracked granite. In the mouth, massive dry extract and intensity, but simultaneously vibrant. It’s got soft tannin and acids to spare, so it will age, but really special now. This is actually a fall-weight Bojo. The only thing about this wine that runs according to type is the blocky ‘15 tactile feel, which is not my fave.

This bears little resemblance to a Gamay from Beaujolais, starting with the startlingly saturated violet color. The nose is feral, with inky dark berries, laced with venison jerky, poured on to a slab of just-cracked granite. In the mouth, massive dry extract and intensity, but simultaneously vibrant. It’s got soft tannin and acids to spare, so it will age, but really special now. This is actually a fall-weight Bojo. The only thing about this wine that runs according to type is the blocky ‘15 tactile feel, which is not my fave.

1 person found it helpfulJul 9th, 2018
Gobindjit S. Dhaliwal

Utterly enticing with juicy fruits, dark cherries, blackberries, intense floral presence of violets, incense, allspice, and chalk dust. A light to mid bodied red with ripe fruit flavors of berries on entry, nice saline mineral core on the refreshing midpalate with torrefact notes leading to a long lasting a juicy finish filled with warm spices. Although the fruit seems to dominate there is enough acidity to provide balance, just incredibly easy to drink.

Utterly enticing with juicy fruits, dark cherries, blackberries, intense floral presence of violets, incense, allspice, and chalk dust. A light to mid bodied red with ripe fruit flavors of berries on entry, nice saline mineral core on the refreshing midpalate with torrefact notes leading to a long lasting a juicy finish filled with warm spices. Although the fruit seems to dominate there is enough acidity to provide balance, just incredibly easy to drink.

1 person found it helpfulJun 18th, 2018
Carlos Alba

All around Great!

All around Great!

May 1st, 2018
Paul Wright

Excellent

Excellent

Feb 24th, 2018
Raj Harb

Vivid purple. Dark berry fruits, juicy, round, and long. Burned this one too early. Hold.

Vivid purple. Dark berry fruits, juicy, round, and long. Burned this one too early. Hold.

Feb 18th, 2018
Gilbert Lara Jr

Gilbert had this 4 years ago

Gilbert had this 4 years ago

Nov 27th, 2018
Nick Demos

Nick had this 5 years ago

Nick had this 5 years ago

May 9th, 2017