Louis Claude Desvignes Beaujolais Morgon Montpelain 2018
Behind the 1722 entrance, the Domaines Louis-Claude Desvignes’s Cellars unveil 8 centuries of continuous production of Morgon from estate vineyards, 5 ha of which are in the most celebrated Cru of Cote du Py (including some 100 year old vines in Javernieres), and 8 Ha in Douby. Today brother and sister, Louis-Benoit and Claude, together carry forward the familial traditions of the Domaine.
From a site near Lancié that's characterized by soils rich in clay and cobbles, the 2018 Morgon Montpelain is more reserved than the Corcelette, unwinding to reveal notions of cassis, dark chocolate and dried flowers. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, rich and voluptuous, with a blockier, more structured profile. Tasted: Aug 19; Drink: 2021-2035; Rating: 91 Points; William Kelley; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
From 80 year old vines on a single vineyard, organically farmed. Plump, rosy, mineral, plush and full of cherries and spice. It’s a beautiful thing to drink with a web of silky and silty tannin, sweet earth, ripe strawberry, and long and lusciously ripe, sweet and perfumed finish, dried herb and a slight warmth. Dive in now, or a little later. Either way. Tasted: Oct 19; Alcohol: 14%; Price: $46; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2020-2026; Rated: 94 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
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