The 2015 Beaujolais madness continues with Bouland, Chatenay, Chiroubles
The 2015 Daniel Bouland Brouilly and Morgon are big hits. After extensive breathing the 2015 Daniel Bouland, Chatenay, Chiroubles proves to be no slouch either. I tasted it alongside another bottle of 2015 Daniel Bouland, Vieilles Vignes Corcelette, Morgon which is clearly the more forward wine of the pair. The Chiroubles is a bit backward at this point and is best left to age a few years before trying again. It does have the potential to improve. This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.
2015 Daniel Bouland, Chatenay, Chiroubles – $25
Imported by Weygandt-Metzler. This wine is 100% Gamay sourced from 40 year old vines on sandstone soils. Alcohol 13.5%. The bright, red fruit is initially tart but develops an attractive ripe texture. The wine takes a few hours to open up, ultimately becoming a significantly textured wine. Promising flavors do come out but the sense of tightness and structure could stand some time. *** 2018-2024.