2014 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Saint-Amour

SKU #1274421 93 points Vinous

 Brilliant red. Highly expressive and pure on the nose, displaying an array of red fruit, floral and spice scents and a bright mineral topnote. Juicy and precise, offering deeply concentrated but lively raspberry liqueur, spicecake and floral pastille flavors given spine by a jolt of tangy acidity. Manages to be both powerful and graceful and finishes with outstanding clarity and floral- and mineral-driven persistence. I can't recall trying a better example of this appellation. (JR)  (8/2016)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2014 Saint-Amour has a delicate but pretty redcurrant and strawberry-scented bouquet, less extravagant than its peers but natural and well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, pure red cherries and redcurrant fruit, harmonious with a precise and quite intellectual finish. This is a superb offering from Jean-Paul Brun. (NM)  (8/2016)

K&L Notes

Aged in concrete tanks.

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By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/14/2017 | Send Email
This is balanced, sweet, clean and very floral with faint touches of iron and earth to the lacy finish. The complexity and elegance at this price is truly amazing.

By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/18/2017 | Send Email
This lovely, aromatic Saint Amour is the perfect red for so many occasions. If you are looking for something that is lower in alcohol, more perfumed yet still satisfying, you have found it!

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Varietal:

Gamay

- Ah, poor, oft-maligned Gamay. Once widely planted in Burgundy, today the grape is largely confined to Beaujolais. The varietal, officially called Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc is vigorous, early-ripening and can grow in cooler climates. The grapes naturally high acidity, low tannins and low potential alcohol lends itself to exuberant, fruity wines, ranging from the early-release Beaujolais Nouveau, to the more serious Cru Beaujolais from villages like Brouilly, Moulin-à-Vent and St-Amour that are steadily gaining in popularity (and can age remarkably well). Outside of Beaujolais, Gamay is also grown in small amounts around the Loire where it is called Anjou Gamay and Gamay de Touraine. It is also grown in Burgundy's Côte Chalonnaise where it is blended with Pinot Noir, as it is in Switzerland.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
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Beaujolais

- Region in east central France, often considered a part of Burgundy, but really quite distinct. The principal grape grown here is Gamay Noir. Familiar to many as the source of the Beaujolais Nouveau, the first wine of the vintage, Beaujolais is often fresh, fruity and very appealing red wine. Besides the straight Beaujolais, there is also Beaujolais Villages, and what is known as Cru Beaujolais. The 10 individual Crus, such as Moulin à Vent, Brouilly, Fleurie, Julienas, St. Amour and Chénas, each have their own character, and much more depth than someone who has only tried a simple Beaujolais could ever guess. These often represent value-priced, lovely, food-friendly wines.