Red

2005 Louis Claude Desvignes Morgon Javernières "Upper Tier"

Gamay

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Beaujolais
  • Morgon
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • fitzi wrote:

    February 17, 2019 - First from my stash, I think. From memory, so no details, but this wine is in a very fine place now. Tiny bit of carbon spritz on opening, fades rapidly. Fine, mature Morgon, smooth-textured, well-integrated flavors and aromas, very suave. An excellent bottle.

  • mdvino63 wrote:

    April 16, 2017 - Agree with basically everything Brooklyguy has written on this wine. My one disagreement would be perhaps where this is going. Many of my 2005 cru beaujolais have been surly and unappealing for many years until recently, when most of them have blossomed into things of beauty. Perhaps, this one is just a little slow. It certainly seems to have the material. For now, however, it is surly and requires some significant effort to get to a place of modest enjoyment. Ultimately, judgement reserved.

  • brooklynguy wrote:

    February 9, 2015 - Opening this now is like raising children. They are so needy and require constant attention and care at the beginning - they won't survive otherwise. But they grow up and turn out okay, hopefully. I almost poured this out after 15 minutes, it was so unpleasant, musty, unbalanced, bad. But with literally an hour of swirling in the glass the wine is okay - pure and clean all the sudden, airy red fruit, very much about mineral and stone. The next glass required almost the same attention though - lots more swirling. In the end I wonder if the result is worth the effort. It never became very complex, just good enough. This is one that I wish I drank when it was young and lustily delicious.

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  • brooklynguy wrote: flawed

    July 3, 2014 - Very strange. Smells and tastes like dried raisins, roasted, flawed. But I bought it on release and stored it at a "professional" facility. No signs of heat damage. Perhaps the wine simply oxidized. Sad, anyway. I don't think this is representative of the wine.

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  • brooklynguy wrote:

    January 19, 2010 - young, obviously, but a lot less closed than i might have thought, showing delicious and deep fruit and soil. going to be a knockout.

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2007, Issue #8, Beaujolais Today Forever Misunderstood?

    (Louis & Claude Desvignes Morgon “Javernières” (upper section)) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Lyle Fass
    6/18/2008 (link)

    (Desvignes Morgon "Javernieres" (Upper Tier)) This was absolutely soaring and was one of the greatest showings for this remarkable wine so far. Two bottles showed up in the basement and I quickly bought one to check as my others are at offsite storage. The nose is bramble city with fresh strawberries, raspberries and loads of wet earth. Burgundian to say the least. Lots of spice, menthol and mineral too. The palate is intense and dare I say, explosive, with red fruits soaking up every inch of your mouth. Such density for Gamay. Incredible fruit and minerality with ripe tannins that spread way back on the palate. Wonderful wine and for the long haul.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Louis Claude Desvignes
  • Varietal Gamay
  • Designation "Upper Tier"
  • Vineyard Javernières
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Beaujolais
  • Appellation Morgon

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  • In Cellars 58 (62%)
  • Consumed 36 (38%)

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