Beaujolais

Marcel Lapierre

Cuvée Marcel Lapierre Morgon Gamay 2014

2014 old vines #morgonstudy - While I loved the two wines, Lapierre's was certainly the pièce de résistance of the night. It was hauntingly aromatic, floral with a brighter fruit profile and finer tannins than the Foillard. Both had acid and rocks aplenty, worthy of being called "red kabinetts". My conclusion: The Lapierre for drinking now, and the Foillard in 3-5 years, but they both have the concentration (but perhaps not SO2) to stand the test of time. — 4 days ago

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Aaron Tan

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@Severn Goodwin Did some reading up. Apparently the Athanor's a one off cuvee made of a blend of all the ripest grapes. Comes in at a whopping 15.5% abv.
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@Aaron Tan Oof... Is that an Aussie Shiraz or a Gamay? Lol

Clos De La Roilette

Fleurie Gamay 2017

Another old friend. Such grip, structure, & black fruited- like no Fleurie I know of. So young & pops out of the glass. Dresner book. — 5 days ago

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I'm usually buying 1.5's so hence another reason for my necessary patience, same with Tardive.
Peter Sultan

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Would be really curious how this producer makes Fleurie wines with such gravitas @Severn Goodwin, signed, infanticide Beaujolais drinker 🤪
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@Peter Sultan Drink, enjoy, don't look back, '18 is right around the corner, it'll be generous and abundant.

Georges Descombes

Morgon Gamay 2014

Silky texture on the finish after bright red fruit. Very flexible with food. Pop and enjoy! — 2 days ago

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Jean Foillard

Cuvée 3.14 Morgon Gamay 2014

2014 old vines #morgonstudy - Interestingly, while the Lapierre was a touch more alcoholic (13% vs. 12.5%), it was lighter and more playful on this night. Foillard's 3.14 was concentrated, dense, sported a dark red fruit spectrum, smoky, and very mineralic. My biggest problem with this wine was its disjointed tannins. Nevertheless, it was a joy to drink and really energetic. — 2 days ago

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Pascal Jean-Philippe Granger

Le Bouteau Beaujolais-Villages Gamay 2014

Haven’t had a villages in a long long time but this is a wonderful way to revisit: dark, dark black fruit flavor profile with a mid palate that bites back. Sure, the finish is short but for 10&, it’s a bit feral & a no brainer. Rosenthal book. — 10 days ago

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Pascal Jean-Philippe Granger

Aux Pierres Chénas Gamay 2015

Serious potential, if not as balanced or pretty as the 2014. Certainly more dense, inky and tannic than its predecessor. Showing vibrant sour cherry, raspberry, fresh cut purple flowers, spice cake, Asian spice and licorice. Tremendous mineral tension. Feels a bit extracted now but sure to be a winner. — 14 days ago

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This producer makes killer Beaujolais. Had their M-a-V last month and it was ace.
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@Jay Kline They are superb. Find their Juliénas Cuvée Spécial if you can. The 2014 is sublime.

Domaine Lafarge Vial

Clos Vernay Fleurie Gamay 2016

Lyle Fass
9.5

Great nose. Floral, sour cherries, granite and very mineral. High-toned. Like a perfume. Palate is gorgeous. Elegant and fresh with deep cherry fruit. Terrific sap and fruit depth. Big structure and depth. Chewy and so long. Classic. Has 10-15 years ahead of it. Terrific persistence. So seamless and fresh. Brilliant. — 15 days ago

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Ooh...I see what you got there. 👍

Marcel Lapierre

Morgon Gamay 2017

And the winner is.... Lapierre! For their generic village morgon we have then Lapierre morgon 2017 > foillard morgon 2017 > thevenet morgon 2017.

Lilac, ripe cherry, iron, cola, violet, candy cane. The ripe cherry makes a difference. There is a bit of reduction too that goes away after a while. I love this nose.
The palate is wonderful. A strong acid backbone, some tannins in the rear, a bright ripe cherry all along, some grip, a mineral layer too. It is very quafable and in the same time shows some complexity. The finish is long with cherry and Lilac or rose notes.
Wow this is very well crafted. This Beaujolais fix is a blast!
— 11 days ago

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Jean Foillard

Morgon Gamay 2017

Bubble gum, gun powder, cherry, iron, a gamey thing and violet. Textbook foillard. WOW 🤯 ! I'm in heaven. The palate is long and wide. It starts with a juicy ripe cherry all along the acid backbone with a good mineral grip. Some harsher tannins than in other vintages. A finish with cherry, some gamey stuff and a pinch of salt. This badboy is more complex than the vast majority of burgundy... It is not as great as in other recent vintages (2014 😍) but it's solid. Oh and foillard's generic > thevenet's generic in 2017 — 12 days ago

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Jean Foillard

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2016

This wine has a special spot in my heart for me. I have had it few times with a special friend and never has disappointed me once.
It described exactly too what the young guns of Australia are trying to achieve, the carbonic without the candy scents. This is so much fun and so refreshing. I could drink it from a tap... Where is the tap guys???
— 16 days ago

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