- James Suckling : 95/100
The “lieu-dit” of Combiaty was first recognized in 1874 by A. Budker in his classification of the Beaujolais terroirs, which is still a reference today. This is where the Château des Tours has its magnificent south-east-facing plot. The soils and subsoil consist of mostly shallow granite. The old Gamay vines remain planted in goblet style, ensuring a very limited production.
The result is a very concentrated and enticing Brouilly which fully expresses the fruit and mineral freshness typical of this appellation. The finish is long with a perfect balance between maturity, strength, and delicate tannins.