Brouilly Reverdon - 2019 - Domaine Thivin
Drink Date 2020 - 2035
Reviewed by William Kelley
Issue Date 29th May 2020
Source End of May 2020, The Wine Advocate
The 2019 Brouilly Reverdon has turned out especially well this year, bursting the glass with notes of peonies and rose petals mingled with wild berries and orange rind. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and vibrant, it's melting and perfumed, with exquisitely refined tannins and a long, aromatic finish. This is as good a Brouilly as I can ever remember tasting Château Thivin.
This historic estate continues to rank among the reference points for classical, age-worthy cru Beaujolais, and the 2019 vintage is a great success here. As I wrote last year, the Geoffrays have banished herbicides and insecticides their vineyards and number among the appellation's most conscientious farmers, working toward organic certification. In the cellar, winemaking is traditional, with semi-carbonic maceration and élevage generally in foudre?though some small cuvées see a little new wood. A staple of France's best restaurants?and this writer's table?any readers who are not acquainted with these wines are warmly advised to seek them out. This year, the Brouilly Reverdon mentions special notice, as it has turned out particularly well.