Julien Sunier

Morgon Gamay

9.022 ratings
8.65 pro ratings
Morgon, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Gamay
Chicken, Game, Turkey, Duck, Goose
Top Notes For
Darren Dittrich

A little funkiness in this Morgon... blood orange grapefruit bite, rhubarb, and big-time Brett. If you like this style, this one has an amount of wet wool that doesn’t completely overpower the fruit. And after 90 minutes, some notes have blown off, but we are left with a little wet cardboard... so, corked. YMMV. Second bottle: same verdict. Avoid this wine.

A little funkiness in this Morgon... blood orange grapefruit bite, rhubarb, and big-time Brett. If you like this style, this one has an amount of wet wool that doesn’t completely overpower the fruit. And after 90 minutes, some notes have blown off, but we are left with a little wet cardboard... so, corked. YMMV. Second bottle: same verdict. Avoid this wine.

Jun 2nd, 2020
Josh Morgenthau

Bananas and barnyard. Carbonic but structured.

Bananas and barnyard. Carbonic but structured.

1 person found it helpfulNov 20th, 2019
Lauren Prial

So pleasant drinking this on a fall afternoon with friends! A little fuller-bodied than I anticipated but it otherwise had classic Beaujolais characteristics of juicy, overripe fruit. So glad I’ve gotten more into Gamay!!

So pleasant drinking this on a fall afternoon with friends! A little fuller-bodied than I anticipated but it otherwise had classic Beaujolais characteristics of juicy, overripe fruit. So glad I’ve gotten more into Gamay!!

1 person found it helpfulOct 28th, 2019
Chris Buggy

First dinner out in three months, perfect on a beautiful June evening.

First dinner out in three months, perfect on a beautiful June evening.

Jun 15th, 2020
Christian Ford

A nice addition to the Cru Beaujolais lineup. Not quite at the level of some of the stalwarts but would definitely buy again.

A nice addition to the Cru Beaujolais lineup. Not quite at the level of some of the stalwarts but would definitely buy again.

May 11th, 2020
Geoff Watts

Plum, easy drinking, nice

Plum, easy drinking, nice

Nov 1st, 2019
Ben Christen

A little crunchy and tannic.

A little crunchy and tannic.

Aug 3rd, 2019
Ben LaBolt

Medium bodied but more taste than your typical French wine, nice with food

Medium bodied but more taste than your typical French wine, nice with food

Apr 22nd, 2019
Madeleine Ray

Wow! Lot more tannic than I was expecting for Beaujolais, but the 2017 harvest was apparently low yield, extremely ripe. This wine is savory; dried lavender and sage on the nose. Black pepper, and red ripe af strawberry preserves on the palate. The carbonic, angular structure gives a deep sultry finish and mineral snap that’s uncommon (at least in the limited experience I’ve had with his wines). I’m a big fan of this unusual profile and vintage. Most likely I will get another bottle to lay down and try again in a few years.

Wow! Lot more tannic than I was expecting for Beaujolais, but the 2017 harvest was apparently low yield, extremely ripe. This wine is savory; dried lavender and sage on the nose. Black pepper, and red ripe af strawberry preserves on the palate. The carbonic, angular structure gives a deep sultry finish and mineral snap that’s uncommon (at least in the limited experience I’ve had with his wines). I’m a big fan of this unusual profile and vintage. Most likely I will get another bottle to lay down and try again in a few years.

Jan 27th, 2019
Gavin Baum

This is my 3rd encounter with Sunier's wines, and I've gotta say it's a bit of a departure, though not necessarily in a bad way. The two 2016s I tasted (the Fleurie and the Morgon) were paragons of finesse and delicacy. This, on the other hand, cuts a much darker profile, with decidedly savory undertones. Nose leans towards black raspberry and kirsch, with spicy accents of sage brush and cracked black pepper. On the palate it's quite densely packed for Bojo, almost a little chewy, with that pepper note lending some real verve to the finish. A lot of whole cluster character here, and some truly crackling minerality make this just a tad abrasive at the moment, but I'm thinking that may resolve itself with time. I wouldn't be surprised to add 2 points to this score in a couple years.

This is my 3rd encounter with Sunier's wines, and I've gotta say it's a bit of a departure, though not necessarily in a bad way. The two 2016s I tasted (the Fleurie and the Morgon) were paragons of finesse and delicacy. This, on the other hand, cuts a much darker profile, with decidedly savory undertones. Nose leans towards black raspberry and kirsch, with spicy accents of sage brush and cracked black pepper. On the palate it's quite densely packed for Bojo, almost a little chewy, with that pepper note lending some real verve to the finish. A lot of whole cluster character here, and some truly crackling minerality make this just a tad abrasive at the moment, but I'm thinking that may resolve itself with time. I wouldn't be surprised to add 2 points to this score in a couple years.

Jan 27th, 2019