2009 Daniel Bouland Morgon "Corcelette" Vieilles Vignes

SKU #1060840 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Bouland’s 2009 Morgon Corcelette Vieilles Vignes – from a single parcel near his winery – offers a striking combination of richness and lush texture with exuberant primary juiciness, elegance, buoyancy, and both animal and mineral complexity. (DS)  (8/2010)

90 points Wine Spectator

 A plummy red, open and expressive. Juicy acidity drives the flavors of red cherry and boysenberry, with a hint of pencil shavings. Lightly grippy, with a touch of smoky hot stone on the finish. (AN)  (2/2011)

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Staff Image By: Steve Greer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/27/2010 | Send Email
The 2009 vintage seems to be amazing across Europe and in Beaujolais the wines are fantastic. The two Beaujolais wines from Daniel Bouland have continued to stick with me since we tasted them a few weeks ago. The Morgon is made from vines are that are from the lieu-dit Corcelette. This wine is decidedly darker and more concentrated than the Chiroubles and will age even longer. On the nose the black raspberry takes center stage with floral and herbs aromas in the background. Black raspberry, plum, mineral and floral flavors and aroma fill the palate and run through the long finish. The palate is more concentrated but with plenty of acidity and tannins to keep it from falling flat and flabby and help maintain an elegance to the wine. This is a lot of wine for the money and should age well and I would love to have this wine to try in 5 years.

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