2010 Domaine Jean Descombes Morgon (Georges Duboeuf) Morgon (Previously $16)

SKU #1085066 90 points Wine Enthusiast

 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.  (10/2011)

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.  (8/2011)

Wine Spectator

 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.  (2/2012)

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