As I mentioned in the fall, the les Garants vineyard is located down in the valley area of Fleurie that borders on Moulin-à-Vent. It is not far from the Clos de la Roilette, and like that vineyard, was actually once part of Moulin-à-Vent and only officially placed in Fleurie in the 1920s. The 2016 was showing as beautifully at the domaine as it did in the fall, offering up a pure, sappy and very refined bouquet of dark berries, black cherries, woodsmoke, a fine base of dark soil tones, gamebird and a touch of currant leaf in the upper register (which is very Volnaylike). On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very pure on the attack, with a superb core of fruit, excellent soil inflection, fine-grained tannins and a long, energetic and complex finish. Superb young Fleurie! 2020-2045+.
The 2016 Fleurie Les Garants is a stunner from 35-year-old Gamay vines planted all in granitic soils. It shows a touch of stems in its black cherry and strawberry fruit, as well as background notes of smoked earth, flowers and leafy herbs. Seamless on the palate, with medium-bodied richness, vibrant acidity, and a pure, elegant style, it’s a screaming deal at the price and I suspect it will drink nicely for at least 7-8 years.
Vivid ruby. Aromas of fresh dark berries, candied violet and smoky minerals pick up a hint of allspice with air. Sweet and nicely concentrated, offering juicy boysenberry and blackberry flavors and a touch of licorice. Finishes sappy and smooth, showing excellent persistence, lingering spiciness and dusty tannins that sneak in slowly. (JR)
Bright and aromatic with crushed strawberries and raspberries. Medium-bodied, firm and fresh. Some chewy tannins and a flavorful finish.
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