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A Top-Selling, 94-Point French Red Value You Don’t Want to Miss - 03/02/2018 - Red Burgundy

We always love it when a best-selling wine makes its triumphant return. The 94-Point, 2015 Jean-Michel Dupre "1935" Morgon sold at such an impressive pace that we weren’t able to get our second shipment before running out. If you were one of the many fans of this delicious single-vineyard Beaujolais, now is your chance to pick up some more, as it is back in stock and ready to rock. Fresh, fruity, but with its serious side too, this sub-$15 red is sourced from a vineyard planted back in 1935, hence the name. These old vines translate into a wine with a ton of personality and no shortage of black fruit flavors, enticing perfume, and spice. A great go-to bottle for weeknight drinking, it is supremely delicious from start to finish. Single-vineyard Morgons typically come at a premium, but we have a direct import relationship with Jean-Michel, which means we’re able to offer the “1935” for a slice of what you’d normally pay. Based on its past sales rate, we expect our second parcel of this 2015 to move a quickly as the first. So, don’t delay in picking up your bottles today, as great opportunities on the fantastic 2015s are becoming fewer and fewer by the day.

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2015 Jean-Michel Dupre "1935" Morgon ($14.99)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Planted in 1935, this single vineyard wine is rich and structured. At this stage, it is dominated by firm tannins as much as by the perfumed juicy black fruits. As the wine softens with age, this generous fruitiness will comet through to give a deliciously ripe wine. Drink from 2019. *Cellar Selection* (RV)" (12/2016)

92 points Vinous: "Deep ruby. Expressive aromas of red fruit liqueur, allspice and minerals develop a sexy floral nuance in the glass. Sappy, appealingly sweet and precise, offering intense raspberry and boysenberry flavors that tighten up slowly on the back half. Deftly blends power and finesse and finishes very long, smooth and sappy, displaying lingering florality and a hint of spicecake. (JR)" (01/2017)

91 points John Gilman: "As I have noted in the past, the Morgon 'Vignes de 1935' bottling from Jean-Michel Dupré hails from the lieu à dit of Grand Cras at the base of the Côte du Py. These old vines celebrated their eightieth anniversary in 2015 and offer up a eally superb bouquet of red and black cherries, dark soil tones, a touch of cola, wood-smoke, fresh thyme and just a touch of balsam bough in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, ripe and gently chewy, with a superb core, fine focus and grip, moderate tannins and very good length and grip on the quite pure, albeit youthful finish. Like many of the most successful 2015s, this has a bit of tannin to resolve, but is focused and shows only a whisper of sur maturité. I suspect this will have a gently roasted personality at full maturity, but it is fine juice in need of just a bit more bottle age to blossom. 2018-2040. 91+" (03/2016)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Morgon Vignes de 1935, aged for 6 months in concrete vats, has an uncomplicated raspberry, crushed strawberry and slightly tertiary bouquet. The palate is medium-bodied with fleshy, ripe red fruit, well balanced and perhaps less outgoing than many other Morgon 2015s. Yet the restraint pays off because there is great freshness and delineation here - a harmonious Morgon with a lovely touch of brown spices towards the finish. This is very satisfying and it should age well over 5-7 years. (NM)" (08/2016)

Staff ImageThomas Smith | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: July 07, 2017

I absolutely love this producer. The 1935 is super aromatic and totally gamey. Lots of big fruit driving acid, and every-so-slightly structured tannin. Clean, delicious and at a price point that I can never say "no" to. An incredibly awesome value.

Staff ImageAlex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: January 06, 2017

From vines planted in 1935 this beautiful Beaujolais from Cru vineyards in Morgon is terrific. Aromas of white raspberry, earth and bitter chocolate flow to a palate of dark fruits and subtle spice notes. Good length and fine balance make this a wonderful drinking Morgon.

Staff ImageDulcinea Gonzalez | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: January 03, 2017

$15 Morgon? Wow, this is just an amazing bargain and value that comes from some of the regions finest terroir! Showing off a very pretty nose of ripe berries and plum, the wine exhibits depth with a mix of crowd pleasing fruit flavors, spice, structure and voluminous body. Buy a case, drink some now and hold some for later. You won't be sorry!

Staff ImageHeather Vander Wall | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: December 17, 2016

This Morgon far out-strides its price-point! If you are looking for a serious, cru Beaujolais with great structure and integrity, you need look no farther! Dark, brooding fruit contrasts nicely against the solid tannin structure and rich heft of the wine. Yet the whole is kept in balance with a good strain of acidity and minerality running through the backdrop. This would be a great wine to age for a couple of years, or to drink with a bigger meal.

Staff ImageTrey Beffa | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: December 14, 2016

The 1935 Morgon shows a concentration and depth that you would not expect from the Gamay grape at this price. It is well balanced, deep and shows hints of graphite and pepper!