Jean-Paul Thevenet

Vieilles Vignes Morgon Gamay

9.123 ratings
9.25 pro ratings
Morgon, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Gamay
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

After realizing I’d never had a Beaujolais bottle before, I decided to find a top quality one to give a try. This is an “old vine” version from a very reputable producer.

Reddish purple in the glass but a bit translucent. Very candied and floral on the nose! Candied plum, orange zest, and cherry jolly rancher too. A wonderful entry and mid palate with notes of granite, cherry gummies, potpourri and an herbal note...maybe oregano? Very low acidity, and short finish. A fun wine to try and use as a benchmark/standard.

After realizing I’d never had a Beaujolais bottle before, I decided to find a top quality one to give a try. This is an “old vine” version from a very reputable producer.

Reddish purple in the glass but a bit translucent. Very candied and floral on the nose! Candied plum, orange zest, and cherry jolly rancher too. A wonderful entry and mid palate with notes of granite, cherry gummies, potpourri and an herbal note...maybe oregano? Very low acidity, and short finish. A fun wine to try and use as a benchmark/standard.

Dec 6th, 2018
Josh Spurling

Solid. Nice fruit of the red category, some complex earth/spice/herb stuff.

Solid. Nice fruit of the red category, some complex earth/spice/herb stuff.

Jan 28th, 2018
Jae Cho

I wasn’t acquainted with the whole gang until now. Ready to grow old together, is all I got to say.

I wasn’t acquainted with the whole gang until now. Ready to grow old together, is all I got to say.

1 person found it helpfulApr 14th, 2019
Michael Walker

Another good Beauj. Also cloudy like the last one. Tho I’m now confused what “Morgon” means

Another good Beauj. Also cloudy like the last one. Tho I’m now confused what “Morgon” means

Sep 6th, 2019
GaryWEdwards

Really? A Beaujolais with this complexity and earthiness. Total delight by the glass at Charleston Grill

Really? A Beaujolais with this complexity and earthiness. Total delight by the glass at Charleston Grill

Jun 20th, 2019
Peter Trentman

Not my favorite Beaujolais. Although it had the texture of a Beaujolais the initial smell was off.

Not my favorite Beaujolais. Although it had the texture of a Beaujolais the initial smell was off.

Mar 2nd, 2019
Kiera Foti

lots going on with the flavor and a bit light and dry

lots going on with the flavor and a bit light and dry

Jan 6th, 2018
Matt Sterr

Matt had this 8 months ago

Matt had this 8 months ago

Feb 13th, 2019
Matt Sterr

Matt had this a year ago

Matt had this a year ago

Nov 21st, 2018
Nayef Perry

Nayef had this 13 days ago

Nayef had this 13 days ago

Oct 1st, 2019