2021 Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly Cuvee Zaccharie

Gamay - 750ML
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jamessuckling.com, April 2023

The complex smoky nose (think smoked bacon!) pulls you into this remarkably rich and structured wine for the 2021 vintage. Excellent interplay of ripe sour cherry fruit, generous fine tannins and moderate acidity. The...
VN 93

Vinous, May 2023

The 2021 Côte de Brouilly Cuvée Zaccharie is a selection made in the winery, just after pressing and at bottling. It has a lovely bouquet, perhaps the most complete in this vintage. The energetic, harmonious red fruit is...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Gamay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Beaujolais
Appellation Cote de Brouilly
Vintage 2021
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2021 Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly Cuvee Zaccharie, a red wine that hails from the prestigious Beaujolais region in Burgundy, France. This captivating wine, crafted by the esteemed producer Chateau Thivin, embodies the essence of Gamay grapes and showcases the winemaker's exceptional mastery.

In the glass, this Cote de Brouilly reveals a deep and alluring red hue that is sure to catch the eye of any wine connoisseur. The color sets the stage for the sensory experience that awaits. Upon the first swirl, the aromas of this wine enchant the senses. The bouquet is nothing short of remarkable, boasting a completeness that is unparalleled in the vintage. Energetic and harmonious red fruit takes center stage, accompanied by delicate hints of clove, brown spices, and morels. The judicious use of 10% new oak adds a subtle binding element, seamlessly melding all the aromas together.

As this wine graces your palate, you will be captivated by its medium-bodied nature and sappy red fruit flavors. The balance achieved is truly commendable, showcasing the winemaker's expertise. With each sip, the wine remains pliant and focused, leaving a lasting impression. The finish is precise and adorned with a subtle graphite-tinged note, adding an intriguing dimension to the wine.

Renowned wine critic Neal Martin was equally captivated by the 2021 Côte de Brouilly Cuvée Zaccharie, awarding it a remarkable score of 93 points. Martin describes the wine as having a lovely bouquet and praises its energetic, harmonious red fruit. He notes the presence of clove, brown spices, and morels, as well as the precise and focused finish. Martin concludes by labeling this wine as excellent, reaffirming its exceptional quality.

This magnificent wine is enclosed with a classic cork closure, preserving its flavors and allowing it to age gracefully. The alcohol percentage is not specified, but one can expect a well-balanced and refined expression of the Gamay grape.

The 2021 Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly Cuvee Zaccharie is a testament to the winery's commitment to producing wines of utmost quality and finesse. It is a wine that demands attention and promises to deliver a truly remarkable drinking experience. Whether you choose to savor it now or cellar it for further development, this wine is a true gem that embodies the best of Beaujolais.