Red

2012 Jean-Paul Thevenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes

Gamay

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Beaujolais
  • Morgon
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • LIWines Does not like this wine: 85 points

    October 20, 2018 - first off, this wine may be better in quality than an 85, but it just isnt my style.

    That being said, its a pale, cloudy, muddy berry color (definitely unique). The nose is cranberry, raspberry, and minerality. The palate repeats the 3, and also adds spice, some pepper, more earth, and some orange peel.

    The finish is medium, she’s incredibly light bodied and soft, yet very acidic.

    Unfortunately (or is it? Lol) we have another bottle in the cellar, maybe to open in 2019.

  • diggydan wrote: 91 points

    March 31, 2017 - Funky gamay smells. The palate is savory with a touch of red gamay fruit and a bunch of sharp and bitter earth and twiggy herbs on the finish.

  • Saint Stephen wrote: 91 points

    May 7, 2016 - Really good. Increasingly, I find myself pulling bottles with this flavor profile. What am I going to do with my cellar full of Bordeaux??

  • DoubleMagnum wrote: 89 points

    March 17, 2016 - This reminds me of Poulsard. Very light, bright, fruity, yeasty and juicy. Yet, very dry. Finish is puckering.
    This is not an easy to drink kind of wine. You have to take your time to savor it and understand it. It is tart, very tart, but once you get passed that there are unripe wild strawberry and raspberry flavors that are quite interesting.
    The wine is true to itself. Honestly, You've got to have balls to make wine like this. And I'm glad JP Thevenet does. Too many others are making easy to drink cocktail grape juice. We have enough of that crap.

  • T.E.D. wrote: 90 points

    February 9, 2016 - Crimson color with some darkness for a gamay. Nose is initially tight with tart fruit and some berry, opening over time to green strawberry field, florals, and bramble bush and pomegranate. Palate comes in tarter than sour patch kids off the bat, sour pucker cherry and intense green elements. Very rustic and natural in many ways, one of the more intense profiles I have come across. Air time loosens the tartness somewhat leading to more rose flower, again semi ripe strawberry and grape sour patch. Overall an intense profile and not for the faint of heart. Super rustic and village style wine with some punch. Worth seeking out.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    Current Beaujolais Releases (Feb 2015), 12/1/2014 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2014, Issue #52, A Visit With Vintages 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 At Some of My Favorite Beaujolais Estates

    (Morgon “Vieilles Vignes”- Domaine Jean-Paul Thévenet) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Jean-Paul Thevenet
  • Varietal Gamay
  • Designation Vieilles Vignes
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Beaujolais
  • Appellation Morgon
  • UPC Code 761503232151

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 73 (49%)
  • Consumed 76 (51%)

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