2012 Jean-Paul Thevenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes


  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Beaujolais
  • Morgon
Drink between 2017 - 2020 (Edit)
CT88.7 13 reviews
Label borrowed from 2011
Label borrowed from 2013
Label borrowed from 2014
Label borrowed from 2014
Label borrowed from 2009
Label borrowed from 2015
Label borrowed from 2015
Label borrowed from 2008
Label borrowed from 2016
Label borrowed from 2016
Label borrowed from 2017
Label borrowed from 2005
Label borrowed from 2000
1 of 13

Community Tasting Notes 9

  • DrBill39 Likes this wine: 89 points

    May 9, 2019 - Some of the more harsh aspects of this wine may have resolved somewhat since the 2016 reviews. An interesting wine to be sure. I have more of the 2014 vintage, but this was the last of the 2012. Too bad.

  • 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.

1 - 5 of 9 More notes

Pro Reviews 2

Add a Pro Review

Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews. Learn more.

Manage Subscriptions


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

    (Jean-paul Thévenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

  • 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 72 (48%)
  • Consumed 77 (52%)

Food Pairing

No food pairings available.

Who Likes This Wine

80% Like It  5 votes

More About This Wine


Report a Problem

© 2003-19 CellarTracker! LLC.

Report a Problem