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Jean Marc Burgaud works in Cote du Py and surrounding parcels in Morgon. Crowned by Robert Parker’s Wine Buyer’s Guide as one of only eight five-star estates in Beaujolais, he is going from strength to strength and his response to critical acclaim and consumer adulation has been to work even harder. The importer Neville Yates reports that he was in the cellars tasting back to his first vintage, 1992, when his English importer urged Jean-Marc to take advantage of the super-ripe 2009 vintage and put up his prices to something that might enable him to eke out a more comfortable living. Jean-Marc was reluctant but eventually caved: he jacked the prices up about 20c a bottle!
The 2013 Morgon Côte du Py Javernières is matured in 350-liter and 228-liter barrels that are 3 or 4 years old (previously used in Meursault). It underwent a semi-carbonic maceration over 14 days and was racked in September. The oak here is nicely integrated into the fabric of the wine – raspberry coulis mingling with vanilla and dark plum aromas that gather pace in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a candied entry, touches of orange sorbet infusing that red cherry fruit, and a sweet, well-defined finish. Drink 2017-2029. Rating: 90 Points; Neal Martin; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate


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