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
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
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
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
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
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
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