2009 Domaine Jean Descombes (Georges Duboeuf) Morgon

SKU #1060950 93 points Wine Spectator

 *Best Buy! Top 100 Wines of 2011* Light tannins and a smoky mineral note frame this lush red, which displays layers of black cherry, raspberry ganache and tea rose flavors. A spicy thread runs through the wine, leading to a fresh, firm finish. Drink now.  (2/2011)

90-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Effusively and sweetly fruity as usual, the 2009 Morgon Jean Descombes (tasted from tank) is scented with creme de cassis, black raspberry preserves and pear liqueur; silkenly saturates the palate with rich yet infectiously juicy fruit concentrate; and introduces a saline note that along with its sense of juicy freshness makes for a stimulating finish. This perennially outstanding value will probably pick up more complexity over the next 12-18 months and be worth following for at least twice that long.  (8/2010)

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By: Chris Bottarini | Review Date: 8/18/2012
Nice ruby red in the glass. Lots of plums & blackberry & spice on the nose. Telltale Burgundy-Gamay nose of dark fruits with some spice. Lip smacking black & red fruits on the attack with a clear spice note on the lingering, acidic finish. Should be a great food wine!

By: Dragon Man | Review Date: 6/30/2012
Loved this one. Incredible nose and great pallet in a great vintage great price. You have to try at least one bottle of this wine. I know you'll love it. Give it a slight chill on a hot day and you will be back for more.

By: psusfca | Review Date: 5/18/2011
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This was recommended by K&L staff member (I am terrible with names) when I decided to grab some more wine besides the two cases I was picking up. He said it was tasting beautifully. It is absolutely delicious. It is elegant with some depth but just a yummy wine. Great price point and I have already ordered some more for great summer red drinking. Gamay's are underappreciated, as I am just beginning to aqppreciate them. This is one that I think most if not all will like.

By: Charles Salmon | Review Date: 5/2/2011
didn't like it. too much like pinot noir

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