EP 852 Cru Beaujolais Tasting

Gary Vaynerchuk talks about a category of wines that he’s passionate about: Cru Beaujolais.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Chapelle Des Bois FleurieCru Beaujolais
2007 Diochon Moulin A Vent VielleBeaujolais
2002 Champs Grilles Revillon St. AmourCru Beaujolais

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luca bercelli

90/100

line of the day – ‘I’m trying to work on the air quotes Mott’

Good stuff, first ‘dead wine’ makes an appearance

Tags: Beaujolais, cru, red, review, Video, wine, wines

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  • Just Jack

    Good advice Matt. You can't get that “special” TCA experience but you will definitely be able to reproduce a dead wine.

  • jaybloxham

    That is so F-ing GROSS! Gary

  • great idea!

  • take 5 minutes and support this http://bit.ly/9DHImo otherwise no more wine or beer shipping in the United States! 🙁 pass it on to everyone!

  • hmmmmmmm good idea 🙂

  • Skippy6052

    Gary, thanks for doing shows that you think are relevant and important to expanding the wine world's knowledge. Even when you rate wines in the 85 plus range, I seek them out – depending on price – and taste them to see if our palates are a like. Just like you disagree with wine critics about the points they award, I disagree with you sometimes. I also agree it is important to keep training our palates and experience new wines as often as possible. If you read this message, please challenge me with a wine from a region that you think I really need to try that I might have overlooked. I've been tasting wine for many years now, and am wondering if I'm missing something really great.

  • BryMcK

    No sniffy sniff wristband for me so far.
    Loved the episode. Sometimes you learn more from a disapointment than you do from a win.

  • projectbreathe

    QOTD: getting hit by a car while riding my bike to work.

  • Adam

    Gary, Long time watcher, first time commenter. I had an almost “all crû” Beaujolais dinner about 6 months ago: Bouchard mostly, but all from 1978 and earlier. It was amazing fun and many of the wines, although kept under ideal circumstances, showed great; a lot of nuance from age, but certainly not spoiled. I don't consider 2002 old (not a great vintage though), even for Beaujolais! Maybe you just had a bad bottle or one which poorly stored? I'd give it another go, if I were you, maybe dig up some 2000?

  • divyamistry

    QOTD: Not finishing a presentation :/ Everything else was smooth 🙂
    Sub-QOTD: Do not have a sniffy-sniff wristband (or any other one for that matter).

    I remember trying a couple different Beaujolais some time ago. I actually really like that wine. Even at lower price-points they tend not to be fruity and thick. I wish I could name those wines off top of my head. Anyways, good episode. Looking forward to more this week!

  • Randall

    Amen, brother!! And BTW… I would rather suck a fish eye or bite a smelt head off than touch another Old Millwater!! Ever!! I mean, that stuff is not even good to use when you’re making beer batter for fish, man. 🙂

  • Randall

    Amen, brother!! And BTW… I would rather suck a fish eye or bite a smelt head off than touch another Old Millwater!! Ever!! I mean, that stuff is not even good to use when you’re making beer batter for fish, man. 🙂

  • NY Pete

    done!

  • Randall

    Because of my own “accidental” aging of a Beaujolais several years ago and the unbefreakinlievably good outcome of said experience (beautiful brick red/brown color and an aged but vibrant palate and nose), I have aged two half-bottles of Beringer ’01 White Zin (that’s right… I used the foul language of the term “White Zin”) that I will open next year when they are 10 yrs old. All in all it’s a very cheap experiment that may yield good results… or more likely blow up in my face!! 🙂 Life is short!!

  • Randall

    Because of my own “accidental” aging of a Beaujolais several years ago and the unbefreakinlievably good outcome of said experience (beautiful brick red/brown color and an aged but vibrant palate and nose), I have aged two half-bottles of Beringer ’01 White Zin (that’s right… I used the foul language of the term “White Zin”) that I will open next year when they are 10 yrs old. All in all it’s a very cheap experiment that may yield good results… or more likely blow up in my face!! 🙂 Life is short!!

  • CAChristie

    Yep, why not open up the wristband market to viewers who aren't 21?

  • sick tweet. the sheik looks like your dad with a mustache and hat though…
    mike
    http://www.wineweirdos.com

  • Just Jack

    Done

  • greendragontre

    QOTD: hot date for the weekend…. canceled

  • jstolpe

    qotd: no cinderella, no wine library shopping for me. I have to stick to the swedish wine monopoply and cue once a month for the goodies. Thank you for the show.

  • Beeper

    QOTD: The LAKERS

  • Oakmon’s BF

    I like the way you think. I find the more absurd an idea seems, the more likely it hasn?t been fairly tried. I say, go for it.

  • Oakmon’s BF

    I like the way you think. I find the more absurd an idea seems, the more likely it hasn?t been fairly tried. I say, go for it.

  • ah, så farligt är det inte, beställningssortimentet kryllar av godis och WL har inte ens en del av de viner som visas här, men visst blir man sugen på att köpa lite andra grejer. betsällde nyss lite viner från tasmanien 🙂

  • up in price? the projection is sky high,
    I'd like them to go down 😉

  • Say hello to Sasha, Detroit advanced to the second round. Good old swedes show the way 😀

  • David_from_Michigan

    I'm glad for the discussion of the over-the-hill wine. I sometimes wonder how to judge that in borderline cases.

  • SpkrOfTheHouse

    J-E-T-S! JETS! JETS! JETS!

    I have to agree with you Gary, very disappointed that my main man Little Leon Washington is no longer a Jet!

  • guillaumeross

    How synch! The timing was pefect for that episode, i'm going to a Beaujolais Salon this afternoon in Montreal! And i am a Beaujolais enthousiast myself… if only i had my sniffy sniff wristband, the day would be complete!

  • SourGrapesFC

    Gary, I love the air quotes (particularly around “fakey-fake”), so don't worry too much about them. It was good to see you going for the Cru Beaujolais; I love gamay and am always interested in hearing more about it. I have an '05 St. Amour that I am hoping does not disappoint when I open it this week.

    QOTD: stopped by a bar looking for some Live Oak Pilsner to share with a friend of mine from Germany, and they had none on draft. Shame.

  • Love Cru wines, especiall if they are under $20…sad that they didn't show well here, better luck next time. Oh, and thank you for the education on what an “over-the-hill” wine would look and taste like!

  • jsums

    I've gotten a lot of enjoyment out of some Cru Beaujolais in the past year. Thanks for a show on them! Bummer about the dead one, though. Should have buried him! You should check another bottle, though. Better be sure it wasn't an isolated bad bottle before you pull them all. QOTD – The Colts didn't address their need for a franchise LT. Ugoh and Johnson are okay, but not great like Glenn was. Makes me worry.

  • I have yet to drink a Beaujolais that has made me happy. Maybe it's just a palate thing, but even the crus have just not done it for me – every one I've drunk in recent memory has been just… meh.

    QOTD – I'm disappointed after every CindyWine announcement, because these @$$holes in MD won't allow direct wine shipments.

  • Randall

    Yyyyeeeeaaaahhhhhhhhh bbbooooiiiiiiii!!!!!! So support those vintners, I say!!

  • Randall

    As much as I still don’t like the Beatles… “fake and extracted”?!??!? Classic!!!! 🙂

  • Randall

    I, too, have been watching for years… and I still refuse to allow cookies on my browser to straight up post a comment… but I will happily use the reply feature to add my 2 cents to the mix… (with much gratitude to GV and his crew in allowing this…)

  • agentorange

    QOTD: Asparagus was sold out at the farmers market.

    SQOTD: Yes, only have one, and that's it. Now I'm wearing it.

  • agentorange

    Dude, that sucks.

  • I suggest trying Cru Beaujolais from Morgon Cote du Py '06 (Jean-Marc Burguad).

  • Jeff

    QOTD: I sought out a German Pinot Noir and it tasted like one dimensional fruit punch with a little sparkle. I paid $16dollars for it.

  • Just Jack

    Yep she is fake and extracted. It’s like if you took about 2000 cherry fruit roll ups, left them out on the counter for a few days to turn dark brown, then put them all in a microwave (I know, that would be a big microwave. Just try to stay with me here without getting bogged down in the details), melted them down and then molded what you got into the shape of a very unattractive woman, but left out the brain. Then you kill a deer by the side of the road and dip the figure in the venison blood so it tastes as gamey as it looks. That is Yoko Oh No.

  • JayZee13

    Interesting show, even though the last two wines tanked in one way or another. I really like Cru Beaujolais. Too bad the St. Amour was dead because I've never had one so I was intrigued to hear what your tasting notes were. Don't go too hard on Ian – he's my man for setting me up in Paso a couple of years ago.

    I'm a big fan of Fleurie, Brouilly, Moulin-a-Vent, Chiroubles, and some of the other Crus. Try this theme again sometime soon. Just bad luck today.

    QOTD: Best Buy disappointed me this weekend (I won't go into details here)

  • Had my first cru Beaujolais last year, and I liked it. It was from Morgon.

    QOTD: I just cant think of anything I was dissapointed about last weekend. I liked our steelers draft picks.

    Jason

  • JayZee13

    Ditto!

  • JayZee13

    By the way, GV, I still don't have a Sniffy-Sniff wristband. Very disappointing.

  • Randall

    It might be a good idea to point that screechy ol’ bat at the enemies of America… they would flee in abject terror!!

  • teckdeck2008

    Sorry your so disappointed. I generally like beaujolais myself.
    Qotd: i do not have a wristband and i don't really have any disappointments surprisingly.

  • stevo

    GV – who was in the crowd? You seemed different on this ep (faster tempo and like you were trying harder). The quality of the show was still high (just different) and I'm wondering if the peeps in attendance were the reason.

  • payson07

    A little bit of a disappointing show (but not really your fault I guess), but I know there's some good Beaujolais to be had out there.

    QOTD: Not having a “Sniffy Sniff” (major air quotes!) wristband.

  • NJ Big Chris

    Ive never had a Beaujolais that wasn't a nouveau. Ill have to try one. Speaking of which I had a Georges Dubeof nouveau about 3 months ago that was horrible. tasted like vinegar. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

    QOTD – Tried a new restaurant Friday night in South Orange NJ, “ABOVE” it was terrible. I was disappointed as it came w/ great reviews from several people whose opinion I trust. I might give it a second go just to be sure. OK wine list though.

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