2011 Daniel Bouland Morgon "Corcelette" Vieilles Vignes
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Brilliant ruby. Assertive aromas of red fruit, cherry skin, floral oils and smoky minerals. Sappy and primary on the palate, offering intense raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of blood orange. Shows impressive depth of flavor with no undue weight. Finishes lithe and spicy, with superb tenacity and alluring sweetness.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Bouland’s 2011 Morgon Corcelette Vieilles Vignes displays dark berry and peat aromas of surprising discretion considering the intensity of juicy black raspberry fruit, the smoky pungency, and the meaty, subtly gamy animal dimension delivered on its rich palate. A hint of cardamom adds interest to an already multi-faceted, not to mention prolonged, finish. Expect this to perform well through at least 2017. (Game, brown spice, and alkaline elements along with confitured dark berries have come to the fore in the 2009 Corcelette, which like Bouland’s other wines from that very ripe vintage has preserved admirable primary juiciness.)
Balanced and fresh, this subtle red offers raspberry, peach, dried herb and floral notes. Lightly chewy tannins show on the mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2015. (Web-2013)
According to Wine Advocate: "It’s clear by now that Daniel Bouland is one of Beaujolais’s major as well as most consistent talents, and it is encouraging to be witnessing the expansion of his domaine (now ten hectares). Most of Bouland’s vines are old, and his young parcels have been planted with selections massales from old vineyards." (10/2010)