2015 Domaine Marcel Lapierre Morgon

SKU #1249817 93 points 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)  (7/2016)

93 points Vinous

 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)  (1/2017)

K&L Notes

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.

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Staff Image By: Jordan Stone | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/5/2016 | Send Email
From the Cru Beaujolais region of Morgon. A Delightful and Refreshing wine. Medium weight . Bright Rasberry & Cherry with peppery notes. Effortless finish. Perhaps a slight chill before serving?
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Staff Image By: Shaun Green | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/4/2016 | Send Email
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One of the nicest Cru Beaujolais I've encountered in some time. The wonderful medium full weight and blueberry/cherry fruit is complimented by dark spices and hints of rich savory notes underneath. This is a great Pinot-like Morgon - very Burgundian and complex. A perfect pairing wherever you would use a medium weight Burgundy. Make no mistake, this is very serious and complex - if you haven't tried a Cru yet, this will show you how nice these wines can be.
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