Morgon, Beaujolais

Guy Breton

Vieilles Vignes Morgon Gamay 2016

+2hr decant.

Nose has abundant red fruits, minerally cherry, dried violet, light baking spice and white pepper. (I can't take my nose out of the glass, wow!)

Palate has sweet red cherry, blackberry, ripe cranberry, tannins are light.

I may be hard pressed to blind this and not think Pinot Noir...

Great, young bottle from a spectacular vintage. A troubling season for many with severe frost leaving a very low yielding vintage for those able to make wine. The top cuveé for Breton, the P'Tit Max was not made in 2016. The fruit from the ancient vines of that vineyard were blended into the Vieilles Vignes bottling for this vintage. So drink and rejoice at how gifted we are for the VV bottle, with something extra for 2016!

A thorough review by Delectable (Josh Raynolds) provides more description and adjectives of the wine characteristics then I can summon, seek it.

Future bottles should be enjoyed 2024+
— 3 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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@Ely Cohn No, not bought much NZ wines in the past year except for some Giesen stuff. Do your have suggestions on southern hemisphere chards?
Ely Cohn

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I think this is one of the more special wines I’ve opened ever. They are really incredible. See if you can find one of the single vineyard bottlings - Wilson Daniels is the importer.
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@Ely Cohn Tag me in the wine you're taking about, otherwise we're just agreeing on how good this Breton is, thanks.

Georges Descombes

Morgon Gamay 2014

Silky texture on the finish after bright red fruit. Very flexible with food. Pop and enjoy! — 7 days ago

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Joseph Drouhin

Morgon Domaine des Hospices de Belleville Gamay

Deep ruby core but a light almost brown looking red edge. Violet flower, baking powder (agree w previous post) and sharp fruit on the nose. Nice minerals, violet, and ripe to tart cherry combo complexity. Medium or slightly lighter than medium body. Fun flash of cranberry toward end. Not overly light or fruity but leaned that way more than other Morgon and really most cru Beaujolais we’ve had recently. We really enjoyed it. — 14 days ago

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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. — 9 days ago

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Aaron Tan

Aaron Tan

@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

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!
— 17 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???
— 22 days ago

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Peter Sultan

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Even his nouveau, which I don’t normally drink, shakes one up- great, great producer!
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Spot on mate👍

Daniel Bouland

Vieilles Vignes Corcelette Morgon Gamay 2016

Thick skinned. Made for early spring days when you’re cold in the shade and hot in the sun. Bouland’s Corcelette is skilled and heavy handed in one of the weightiest fruitiest Beaujolais I’ve tasted. Not fresh fruit though - red candy - raspberry, cherry, and wild strawberry with a pyrazine and salty mineral frame. — 5 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. — 7 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 — 18 days ago

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Daniel Bouland

Schiste Bellevue Morgon 2017

Jeremy Shanker

Really digging the Boulanger 17s — 10 days ago

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