2010 Domaine Jean Descombes Morgon (Georges Duboeuf) Morgon (Previously $16)
Impressively powerful, structured wine that has spice, richness, plenty of firm tannins as well as a punch of sweet plum and red cherry flavors. There is an edge of acidity that suggests aging potential.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The gamey side of this appellation may come out over time, although I would recommend drinking this--like most of Duboeuf’s 2010s--within the next couple of years. Duboeuf’s perennially prominently fruity 2010 Morgon J. E. Descombes--for some reason now labeled this way rather than as 'Domaine Jean Descombes'--offers an exuberant abundance of dark cherry and boysenberry garlanded in wisteria, with welcome measures of refreshing primary juiciness and saliva-liberating salinity. At the same time, there is a sense of fine underlying tannin and a bit of extraneous bitterness in the finish, but I suspect this will be worth following for at least 3-4 years.
A spicy thread of sandalwood, cardamom and anise focuses flavors of ripe raspberry, black cherry and plum. It's bright and lightly grippy, with a moderate finish. Drink now through 2015. 5,000 cases made.