Guy Breton

P'tit Max Morgon Gamay

9.157 ratings
9.117 pro ratings
Morgon, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Gamay
Chicken, Game, Turkey, Duck, Goose
Top Notes For
boyd

Pass.

Pass.

Apr 10th, 2021
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Superb vintage for this wine. Floral, really floral, fresh roses. Spice. Lovely detailed light cherry. Smells so pure and fresh. Palate has incredibly fresh fruit and wonderful freshness and tension. Sweet cherries turn into sour cherries on the finish which turns into delicate minerals. It’s super refined. Perfect balance and terrific density for this bottling. Tangy finish that just gets more complex and fine. A brilliant bottle of Beaujolais.

Superb vintage for this wine. Floral, really floral, fresh roses. Spice. Lovely detailed light cherry. Smells so pure and fresh. Palate has incredibly fresh fruit and wonderful freshness and tension. Sweet cherries turn into sour cherries on the finish which turns into delicate minerals. It’s super refined. Perfect balance and terrific density for this bottling. Tangy finish that just gets more complex and fine. A brilliant bottle of Beaujolais.

Dec 6th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Smells like Vosne Romanee. Violet, peach, citrus, stunning purity, mint, feral forest aromas as well. Elegant but concentrated and intense. Sunshine and sweetness of 15 are there but it is balanced so perfectly that it floats despite being a pretty big boy. Good velvety tannins. Serious structure. Will age 10-15 years.

Smells like Vosne Romanee. Violet, peach, citrus, stunning purity, mint, feral forest aromas as well. Elegant but concentrated and intense. Sunshine and sweetness of 15 are there but it is balanced so perfectly that it floats despite being a pretty big boy. Good velvety tannins. Serious structure. Will age 10-15 years.

Jun 16th, 2018
Josh Morgenthau

Limpid ruby, just beautiful to look at. Nose is characterized by high toned florals that are only a whisper now, even after a day open, but I suspect will develop with time. On the palate, fruit that is at once flamboyant and delicate. Purple and red fruit shape shift through expressions of red currant, purple raspberry, cranberry, tart cherry and red apple candy. This is deepened with a turn to the medicinal— cherry ludens, maybe a dash of peychauds— as well as the mineral. Silken texture with real depth despite so little extraction, tannins, or even too much acid. Subtlety reigns supreme; with herbal, mineral and textural nuances providing balance. This is a really fascinating wine. I’d say in 2-3 years it will be singing, after that I’m not sure how it will develop.

Limpid ruby, just beautiful to look at. Nose is characterized by high toned florals that are only a whisper now, even after a day open, but I suspect will develop with time. On the palate, fruit that is at once flamboyant and delicate. Purple and red fruit shape shift through expressions of red currant, purple raspberry, cranberry, tart cherry and red apple candy. This is deepened with a turn to the medicinal— cherry ludens, maybe a dash of peychauds— as well as the mineral. Silken texture with real depth despite so little extraction, tannins, or even too much acid. Subtlety reigns supreme; with herbal, mineral and textural nuances providing balance. This is a really fascinating wine. I’d say in 2-3 years it will be singing, after that I’m not sure how it will develop.

1 person found it helpfulMar 30th, 2021
Matthew Cohen

Delicious.

Nose is cherry flower. Cherries.

Palate is so elegant.

Bought from fass selections.

Delicious.

Nose is cherry flower. Cherries.

Palate is so elegant.

Bought from fass selections.

1 person found it helpfulJan 21st, 2021
Kai Wright

Pairs perfectly with a radio play of Richard II. 😎📻

Pairs perfectly with a radio play of Richard II. 😎📻

1 person found it helpfulJul 14th, 2020
Severn Goodwin

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.

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.

1 person found it helpfulSep 29th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Nose is a bit barnyardy / bretty to open up with. But I’m sure that will blow off as other bottles of the 14 have been exquisite. Some fruit, mineral and spice lurking underneath. Palate is exquisite. So juicy and complex with wonderful balance and freshness. This is insanely fresh and deep with a silken like structure. Sappy and so mineral. Wonderful fruit. Score goes up as soon as nose gets into its groove.

Nose is a bit barnyardy / bretty to open up with. But I’m sure that will blow off as other bottles of the 14 have been exquisite. Some fruit, mineral and spice lurking underneath. Palate is exquisite. So juicy and complex with wonderful balance and freshness. This is insanely fresh and deep with a silken like structure. Sappy and so mineral. Wonderful fruit. Score goes up as soon as nose gets into its groove.

1 person found it helpfulMay 4th, 2019
Cody White

Really wish I had bought more 2014s. It's a vintage for me that really showcases everything I love in great Beaujolais. Universal satisfaction across the board while I have found universal displeasure with the 2015 vintage. Great granitic structure. Really love Breton's unique style. Bought from @Lyle Fass

Really wish I had bought more 2014s. It's a vintage for me that really showcases everything I love in great Beaujolais. Universal satisfaction across the board while I have found universal displeasure with the 2015 vintage. Great granitic structure. Really love Breton's unique style. Bought from @Lyle Fass

1 person found it helpfulSep 9th, 2018
Tom Casagrande

I LOVE this. Such a great nose. Sweet funk, ripe fruit, granite, spices. Intense, ripe, granitic, and soft in the mouth. Terrific acidity. This tastes almost 19th Century. In the very best way.

I LOVE this. Such a great nose. Sweet funk, ripe fruit, granite, spices. Intense, ripe, granitic, and soft in the mouth. Terrific acidity. This tastes almost 19th Century. In the very best way.

1 person found it helpfulJan 23rd, 2018