The Loire tasting at Lorne in 9-15-19 opened with this sparkling wine. Delicious - Anna loves it. — 24 days ago
Nose has deep, ripe black cherry, mashed red cherry, old roses, baking spice (light) and dry earth. The cherry nose is quite overpowering, very intense.
Palate has sweet black cherry, under-ripe red cherry with mild tannins, sweet spice on the trailing end of a very long finish. Fruit is rich and silky, but still somewhat tight after a 6+ hour decant. This bottle still needs years, revisit post 2022+.
I am always delighted when drinking bottles from any of the Gang of Four, but their top-tier bottles are always the most special and unique. I think at a 10-year birthday, this bottle will easily rival some of the best Pinot Noirs to the north in Burgundy. The best in Beaujolais generally need many years to come together, Morgon is no exception, needing the most cellaring for satisfaction, in my experience. Take note this wine comes from a plot of 90+ average year old Gamay, in only a 2 ha plot (just under 5 acres in USA speak), not many bottles will come from that effort. (It wasn't even made in 2016 due to low yield after the frost.) Seek, have patience and be rewarded. — 24 days ago
Wow, powerful aromatics jumping from the glass with dark fruit and florals led by reductive and toasted oak character. The palate is concentrated and complex with juicy black cherry and some real finesse, fine but present tannins finish long. Can’t wait to try again in 4 years! — 3 days ago
Green apple and melon. Slight floral notes on the nose. Not too acidic and really great minerality leads to a crisp and refreshing finish.
Had with oysters and scallops. — 9 days ago
Gorgeous aromas of crushed cherries and berries. Vivid cherry and crushed granite. Floral and so wispy. 100% gorgeous. Palate is rich and ripe with wonderful freshness and dazzling purity. So elegant and lovely freshness. So delicate and lip smacking. Just what I needed. Such gorgeous ripe tannins and amazing crunch. Stunning. 9.4. — a month ago