Guy Breton

Vieilles Vignes Morgon Gamay

9.310 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
Morgon, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Gamay
Top Notes For
Dan R
9.1

So pure, intense cherry and minerals. Didn’t have the depth or complexity of the Metras, but wonderful on its own terms. Great acid and verve. Very fresh and fun, loved it with a slight chill.

So pure, intense cherry and minerals. Didn’t have the depth or complexity of the Metras, but wonderful on its own terms. Great acid and verve. Very fresh and fun, loved it with a slight chill.

Aug 15th, 2019
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9.4

Lurid ruby. A powerfully scented bouquet evokes primary red/blue fruits, incense and potpourri, and a hint of five-spice powder builds as the wine opens up. Juicy, concentrated and seamless in texture, offering sweet boysenberry, black raspberry and candied lavender flavors that show a suave blend of richness and energy. A smoky mineral note appears on the finish, which shows superb persistence and resonating blue fruit and floral qualities. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2018)

Lurid ruby. A powerfully scented bouquet evokes primary red/blue fruits, incense and potpourri, and a hint of five-spice powder builds as the wine opens up. Juicy, concentrated and seamless in texture, offering sweet boysenberry, black raspberry and candied lavender flavors that show a suave blend of richness and energy. A smoky mineral note appears on the finish, which shows superb persistence and resonating blue fruit and floral qualities. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2018)

2 people found it helpfulMar 21st, 2018
Severn Goodwin

+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+

+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+

1 person found it helpfulMar 23rd, 2019
Tegan Marriott

Old vine Gamay from Morgon ,a premium producer who knows how to create a palatable wine worth savoring!

Old vine Gamay from Morgon ,a premium producer who knows how to create a palatable wine worth savoring!

Mar 24th, 2019
Matt Sharp

Good not great for my tastes. Love most G. Breton wines this vintage probably least favorite. Possibly needs a little more shelf time

Good not great for my tastes. Love most G. Breton wines this vintage probably least favorite. Possibly needs a little more shelf time

Feb 27th, 2018
Nick Demos

Nick had this a year ago

Nick had this a year ago

Jun 20th, 2018
Hunter Landrum

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Jul 6th, 2019
Russell Alexander

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Oct 20th, 2018
Julie Kruger

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Mar 6th, 2018
Chris LoCrasto

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Chris had this 2 years ago

Nov 15th, 2017