A pair of 2015 Beaujolais from Daniel Bouland
The pair of 2015 wines I tasted from Daniel Bouland offer impressive levels of color and flavor at attractive prices. The 2015 Daniel Bouland, Cuvee Melanie, Cote de Brouilly is the most forward, generous, and full-bodied of the two. Tasted blind I would not guess Beaujolais due to the roundness. While you can drink it now, I would recommend waiting until next year. The 2015 Daniel Bouland, Vieilles Vignes Corcelette, Morgon is even darker and to go with that, it is in need of age. There is a core of dark fruit with a ripe, citric structure throughout, and tense acidity that will see this wine through development over the next several years. I recommend drinking the Brouilly now while you let the Morgon age. These wines are available at Weygandt-Wines.
2015 Daniel Bouland, Cuvee Melanie, Cote de Brouilly – $25
Imported by Weygandt-Metzler. This wine is 100% Gamay sourced from 70 year old vines on volcanic schist. Alcohol 14.5%. It is rather dark in the glass with a grapey color. The nose offers youthful aromas of concentrated, grapey berries. In the mouth it is rounder, quickly building weight with almost puckering acidity that grabs you. It is balanced with citric tannins and a brighter finish that leaves tannins on the gums ***(*) Now – 2021.
2015 Daniel Bouland, Vieilles Vignes Corcelette, Morgon – $27
Imported by Weygandt-Metzler. This wine is 100% Gamay sourced from 60-70 year old vines aged in both tank and foudre. Alcohol 14.3%. This is a very dark grapey-ruby color. The offers low-lying aromas of dark red fruit. In the mouth this is a structured, mineral wine with a core of grapey fruit and ripe citric tannins throughout. With air the wine becomes attractively tense, building flavors until the earthy finish which leaves a dose of drying tannins. ***(*) 2018-2025.