2015 Domaine Marcel Lapierre Morgon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Morgon has a clean and vibrant bouquet with perfumed dark cherries, redcurrant, a touch of gravel and touches of rose petal. The palate is nicely structured, brimming over with energy. The acidity is very well judged, quite sturdy as Morgon should be, no hard edges here but just the background 'hum' of tension from start to finish. This is just a superb Morgon from Mathieu and Camille Lapierre. (NM)
Bright magenta. An expressive, intensely perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red and blue fruits and candied flowers, and suggestions of smoky minerals and Asian spices add vivacity. Concentrated, seamless and alluringly sweet, offering juicy, mineral-laced raspberry, boysenberry and violet pastille flavors and a subtle white pepper quality that builds on the back half. Finishes with superb focus and tenacity, leaving an echo of sappy red berries behind. (JR)
Wine is due July 2016. From the Cru Beaujolais region of Morgon, the Domaine Lapierre Morgon vineyard is planted in soils of decomposed rocks and crumbly schist. Owned and run by Marcel and Mathieu Lapierre, the vines are raised without the use of artificial fertilizers or herbicides, and the father-son team have also been experimenting with Biodynamics on some of their older vines. This natural wine is full of red fruit, with a lushness and freshness that set it apart from many Beaujolais. If you haven't tried a Cru Beaujolais before, this gem is a great place to start.