2016 Jean-Michel Dupre "1935" Morgon

SKU #1365119 93 points Wine Enthusiast

 Even in old-vine Beaujolais terms, vines planted in 1935 are rare. These come from a small parcel within the Grand Cras sector of Morgon and produce a richly concentrated wine. With firm tannins, ripe black fruits and balanced acidity, this dense wine needs to age. *Cellar Selection* (RV)  (3/2018)

92 points Vinous

 Bright magenta. Energetic and focused on the nose, displaying fresh raspberry and cherry scents and a sexy floral pastille nuance. Vibrant, mineral-tinged red fruit and spicecake flavors show real tension and impressive floral lift, picking up a mineral nuance on the back half. Smooth, sappy and precise on the gently tannic finish, which hangs on with outstanding mineral-driven tenacity. (JR) 92+  (3/2018)

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By: Sharon Kelly | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/7/2018 | Send Email
One of the store's best go-to values for party planners and food-and-wine-loving revelers is back on the shelves and I expect this one to fly out of here as quickly as the previous vintage did. Made with fruit from 83 year-old vines, this has good concentration but is still plenty fresh with the classic, juicy red berry fruit, bright acid and cheery personality that one can always count on from a great bottle of Gamay.

By: Lilia McIntosh | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/4/2018 | Send Email
This wine was somewhat a shocker to me! I always enjoyed wines of Dupre, but this 2016 definitely overdelivers! First of all the aromas are so captivating - berries, hint of allspice and touch of black pepper mingling with hyacinth flower notes. The palate is juicy, full of raspberries and wild berries in general with healthy fresh acidity, pleasant round texture and long mineral finish. The complexity of this Morgon is stunning considering such low price mark.

By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/2/2018 | Send Email
What a seductive nose! Aromas of pure black fruits, spice, crushed volcanic rock and mineral notes deftly combine as they whaff from the glass. The palate displays ample energy and verve with gorgeous berry fruit notes intermingled with garrigue and earth flavors. This is an excellent Morgon for only $14.99 and is a worthy follow-up to the outstanding 2015!!
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- Ah, poor, oft-maligned Gamay. Once widely planted in Burgundy, today the grape is largely confined to Beaujolais. The varietal, officially called Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc is vigorous, early-ripening and can grow in cooler climates. The grapes naturally high acidity, low tannins and low potential alcohol lends itself to exuberant, fruity wines, ranging from the early-release Beaujolais Nouveau, to the more serious Cru Beaujolais from villages like Brouilly, Moulin-à-Vent and St-Amour that are steadily gaining in popularity (and can age remarkably well). Outside of Beaujolais, Gamay is also grown in small amounts around the Loire where it is called Anjou Gamay and Gamay de Touraine. It is also grown in Burgundy's Côte Chalonnaise where it is blended with Pinot Noir, as it is in Switzerland.


- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


- Region in east central France, often considered a part of Burgundy, but really quite distinct. The principal grape grown here is Gamay Noir. Familiar to many as the source of the Beaujolais Nouveau, the first wine of the vintage, Beaujolais is often fresh, fruity and very appealing red wine. Besides the straight Beaujolais, there is also Beaujolais Villages, and what is known as Cru Beaujolais. The 10 individual Crus, such as Moulin à Vent, Brouilly, Fleurie, Julienas, St. Amour and Chénas, each have their own character, and much more depth than someone who has only tried a simple Beaujolais could ever guess. These often represent value-priced, lovely, food-friendly wines.
Alcohol Content (%): 12.5