Guy Breton

Vieilles Vignes Morgon Gamay

9.213 ratings
9.25 pro ratings
Morgon, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Gamay
Chicken, Game, Turkey, Duck, Goose
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Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

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.

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.

Sep 26th, 2019
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
Stanislav Lobanov

15.5/20 (87/100) Аромат клубники и малины, который быстро скатывается в компот. Легкое с высокой кислотностью и гладкими танинами. Не сложное, и уже не свежее вино - остатки былой роскоши.

15.5/20 (87/100) Аромат клубники и малины, который быстро скатывается в компот. Легкое с высокой кислотностью и гладкими танинами. Не сложное, и уже не свежее вино - остатки былой роскоши.

Oct 13th, 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
Lance Lacy

Beautiful bottle of Gamay from Beaujolais! I believe I prefer the Moulin-à-Vent wines I’ve tried, but this bottle disappeared quickly! If you want Italian food (and beautiful natural wines) in Marseille, visit La Cantinetta.

Beautiful bottle of Gamay from Beaujolais! I believe I prefer the Moulin-à-Vent wines I’ve tried, but this bottle disappeared quickly! If you want Italian food (and beautiful natural wines) in Marseille, visit La Cantinetta.

Aug 7th, 2018
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

Hunter had this 5 months ago

Hunter had this 5 months ago

Jul 6th, 2019