2019 Julien Sunier Morgon

SKU #1544132 96 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark What a deep, complex nose this has! It’s like looking into the abyss, yet it’s also somehow delightful. The subtle red-fruit, mineral and earthy notes are beautifully interwoven. And after you’ve taken all that in, you realize how concentrated and precisely balanced this Morgon masterpiece is! From organically grown grapes. Inner quote mark (3/2021)

93 points Decanter

Outer quote mark This wine is extremely characterful. Some initial reduction transforms into alluring spiciness alongside jolly strawberry fruit and blackberries and currants rolled in cinnamon and pepper. This effortlessly treads the tightrope between playful fruity top notes and a deeper, brooding undertone. Serious and intense, dark and stony, with a flutter of herbaceousness. The wine is made with zero filtration, indigenous yeasts and a tiny amount of sulphur at bottling. (NE) Inner quote mark (12/2020)

93 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark I really like the style and grace of Julien Sunier’s example of Morgon and the 2019 vintage is one of his finest examples from these fifty-plus year-old vines (half of which lie in la Corcelette). The bouquet here is beautifully red fruity in personality and nicely reserved for a 2019, offering up scents of cherries, strawberries, pomegranate, rose petals, a touch of allspice, lovely soil tones, thyme and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is young, tangy and full-bodied, with a fine core of fruit, excellent backend minerality, well-integrated tannins and a long, vibrant and still quite tightly-knit finish. This sense of reserve out of the blocks is fairly rare in the 2019 vintage and, to my palate, really augurs well for this wine’s long future ahead of it. Give it a few years to unwind structurally in the cellar, as this has impressive acidity for the vintage, and then drink it over the ensuing thirty-plus years. (JG) 93+ Inner quote mark (10/2020)

93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Deep magenta. Mineral-inflected red and blue fruits on the assertively perfumed nose, along with hints of incense, exotic spices and pungent flowers. Alluringly sweet and penetrating in the mouth, offering intense boysenberry, raspberry and lavender pastille flavors braced by an undercurrent of juicy acidity. Fine-grained tannins add gentle grip to a wonderfully long, juicy finish that strongly echoes the red fruit and mineral notes. (JR) Inner quote mark (8/2021)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Aromas of red berries, spices and peonies, framed by a hint of youthful reduction, preface the 2019 Morgon, a medium-bodied, lively and fine-boned wine that's open-knit and charming, concluding with a slightly wild finish. (WK) Inner quote mark (8/2021)

K&L Notes

Bill Nanson Burgundy Report: "Red waxed topped. Vines lower down the slope – but including Côte du Py – so a little richer. Starts with a slight reduction (feet!), but quickly leaves the glass. More direct, mouth-watering, lovely, faintly spiced flavour, long and delicious." (02/2021)

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By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/25/2021 | Send Email
What an intriguing nose! Aromas of red cherries, red licorice, balsamic vinegar and baking spices rise ever so temptingly from the glass. The palate is seductively smooth and sleek with gorgeous streaks of luscious red fruit flavors as well as crushed rock notes. The fruit here is so delicious and pure that the wine can easily pair with almost any cuisine and tasted blind would fool many into thinking they were drinking a 1er Cru Red Burgundy. A great example of the heights Beaujolais can attain in a strong vintage coupled with the acumen of a great producer.
Drink from 2021 to 2031

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