Red

2009 Marcel Lapierre Morgon

Gamay

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Community Tasting Notes 411

  • Rieslingfan wrote:

    January 8, 2015 - This has opened for the second act of its life. A year+ ago it was sullen and closed. Now it has re-emerged with lots of fruit and a crisp minerality. Not much in the way of tertiary development, but regardless it is delicious.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • JoeTom wrote: (90 points)

    January 5, 2015 - Light garnet hue with soft edges. Nose of sour cherries, black olive and barnyard. Light weight with soft tannins and medium acidity. Palate full of green peppers, sage, and white pepper. With a finish of sour berries. Elegant with some decent depth.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Sotto325 wrote: (92 points)

    December 31, 2014 - A wonderful magnum of rich, mellifluous, well integrated gamay Showcasing the best of the recent small grower cru beaujolais quality upgrade. Dark velvet color, a nose of crushed berries with some smokey tones, and a blueberry,blackberry, ash and moist earth palate. And none of the usual purple superficial fruit.

    The one note shared amongst the drinkers was the lack of complex flavors. It may well be that 5 years in magnum delivers a delicious wine but one that needs several more years to unfold. Given the less than stellar history of gamay , going back even to 19 th century burgundy critics, only time will tell. The Foillard wines seem to be developing more nuances and these should as well. It is like the many french and American pundits who declared the revitalized priorat wines like the 1998 Vall Llach incapable of lasting a decade. That region's wines proved that prophecy wrong and it may be that the gamay grape can both age much longer and develop more complexity in time. The only issue is what the overall fruit package will be by that time.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • sawira wrote: (92 points)

    December 4, 2014 - Soft and silky at first, giving way the end of the first night to a delicious, detailed and quite complex earthy red fruited beauty. Silky! This seems to fade or shift to more subdued nuances the second evening. Not sure what that means, but I preferred the end of the first night and the electric vibrancy then. Glad I have lots more to play with and explore. Next bottle, definitely give an hour of air first.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • WST Likes this wine:

    November 29, 2014 - This is back after a few shut down years. Cranberries and cassis, moderately dense fruit kept fresh with crisp acidity.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/25/2011 (link)

    (Marcel Lapierre Morgon Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Josh Raynolds
    February 2011 (link)

    (Domaine Marcel Lapierre Morgon S) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    7/9/2010 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    January 2012 (link) 16.5 points

    (Marcel Lapierre Morgon) From the hands of the late Marcel Lapierre, this wine has a dark yet vibrant character in the glass, the aromatics possess brilliant fruit, fresh and beautifully poised on the edge of ripeness. There are hints of blackcurrants and a raspberry tartness, intense and concentrated but not sweet or creamy. It has a perfumed, floral, crunchy-skin style which lends it a wonderful vibrancy. There is some super savoury-edged fruit, an intense backbone of vibrant acids, and overall a supple, lively, vigorous and vibrant midpalate leading into a linear, crunchy finish. Super stuff.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/29/2011 (link) 92 points

    (Marcel Lapierre Morgon) Very dark red violet color; nice tart plum, red currant nose; tasty, concentrated, ripe currant, tart plum, red berry palate; medium-plus finish (goes surprisingly well with curry)

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/14/2011 (link) 93 points

    (Marcel Lapierre Morgon) Medium dark red violet color; slight reduction, ripe currant, red fruit, cherry nose; tasty, ripe currant, red fruit, balanced, needs 2-3 years; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    11/18/2010 (link) 90 points

    (Marcel Lapierre Morgon) Dark magenta color; red raspberry, red Jolly Rancher, currant nose; tasty, tight, mineral, herbal palate, needs 2-4 years; medium finish

Wine Library TV

  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Beaujolais Cru Tasting with Ray Isle from Food & Wine Magazine, Episode #949, 11/12/2010 (link) 92+ points

    (Marcel Lapierre Morgon) #1; COLOR-medium/dark; NOSE-crushed fresh berries; sour cranberry; and a little bit of funk; PALATE-this is literally one of the best Beaujolais's that I've ever had; great sour cherry; medium body; I'm completely blown away by the silkiness and structure of this wine; it's like cream throughout the palate; this is crazy floral; a cassis component that I find very attractive and has a delicious factor; I highly recommend; DS-93; GV-92+

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Marcel Lapierre
  • Varietal Gamay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Beaujolais
  • Appellation Morgon
  • UPC Code 761503232205

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 27 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1890 (55%)
  • Consumed 1539 (45%)

Food Pairing

BBQ pork sausages, Beef, Chicken Pot Pie, Grilled rib eye and sliced summer tomatoes.

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  40 votes