TN: 2010 Jean-Louis Dutraive (Domaine de la Grand'Cour) Fleurie Clos de la Grand'Cour Cuvée Vieilles Vignes

  • 2010 Jean-Louis Dutraive (Domaine de la Grand’Cour) Fleurie Clos de la Grand’Cour Cuvée Vieilles Vignes - France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Fleurie (6/30/2015)
    This is an absolute stunning wine, and quite possibly the best “bang for your buck” I have ever drunk. Incredible, incredible, perfume. Joy at the back of a beautiful woman’s neck. My wife instantly said smells like perfume on a beautiful, sexy woman!! Once I was able to get my nose away from the glass and taste the wine I was again wowed by perceptions of sour mashed succulent red fruit cherries, game and game blood, and rock dust. This is a juicy, succulent, dazzling wine! (96 pts.)

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Wow Charlie, coming from you that’s very lofty praise. I’m sitting on '12 and '13 but have never tried this winery. Looking forward to it…

Robert, I was a little disappointed when I tried a bottle a couple of years ago, but this one was a stunner.

Enjoyed the '11…my first experience. It had lots of floral notes and baking spice. Very expressive nose and overall quite enjoyable. Wouldn’t call it “dazzling”, but for < $30, kind of a no-brainer unless you’re a Bojo-phobe. I’d expect the '13 to be quite good, based on the overall quality of the vintage.


Nice. I love those wines, they’re maybe even my favorites in Fleurie. My favorite at Dutraive is the “Champagne”, but the Grand Cour VV is plain excellent as well. I was a tiny bit disappointed recently by the 13 Fleurie (tout court), but on the night we drank it, no 13 Bojo sang, so I blaim it on the evening as a whole. The only downside to Dutraive is that there’s no official importer to Germany, so I’m only able to snap a bottle here and a bottle there from friends who drive down. Not nearly enough bottles as I would like (these are wines to buy by the case).

Had 5 bottles of the 09 which are all gone that I drank at intervals with the last in Jan 2015 beginning in Nov 2012. Liked them all.

nice one charlie
I love this maker
I drink plenty when i visit but can never find them in Australia

Thanks Michel. This bottle was in a passive cellar in North Carolina Mts. High 40’s in winter and low 60 in summer with very gradual changes. The wine really came to life after a couple of years. I am ready to try the Champagne vineyard again as I liked it more than this wine back then. I can only imagine how great that bottle could be after an equally (hopefully) exponential change in yumminess.