March 8, 2022 - Deep ruby core with watery extreme rim. Aromatically, it leads with some funk, but this never becomes overwhelming. Medium body with a little sappiness. Riper than usual for Gamay but still very lively and not ponderous at all. Terrific mixture of blackberry and dark cherry fruit, a lot of stone, and a blood orange high note. Maturing but plenty of time in hand-you can throw out the suggested drinking window which ended in 2019.
August 6, 2020 - Powerful, but essentially elegant aromatic Beaujolais with earth, plum and red fruit notes all combined in a mid weight crunchy wine. Lovely and still will happily go another 5-10 years. Very impressive.
June 3, 2020 - 2009 & 2011 Side By Side over two days
2011 - Nice racy acidity, more herbal notes but still nice coffee and chocolate as well. A pleasant suprise but I would drink now.
2009 - Similar flavors but more body, structure and grip with a more pronounced nose. Seemed younger that the 2011 and still has life and potential for development.
July 20, 2019 - This is the kind of wine-experience that makes a wine cellar truly make sense. Simply amazing. Such juicy freshness to the fruit, amazing acidity. Great complexity including light chocolate, freshly crushed coffe beans, clove.. and tons of cherry/red fruit in both nose and mouth underneath the dominant expression of garrique, garrique, garrique.
Still plenty of lovely soft tannin and surely no rush as the acidity will keep this well and evolving for many years. Meditative wine. 94/95
April 1, 2018 - Stunning bottle. Opening for six hours, developing, getting more deep and round, less grippy, but smooth. Amazing how this wine ages. Already tertiary aromas of toast, humidity, fallen leaves, strawberry jam, salt, darjeeling. Less jam and more cherries on palate, black tea, salty minerality. Lifted acidity, clean medium finish. Great gamay aged in oak, everything in great balance, showing age, but in a beautiful way. Drink or keep.
March 30, 2017 - Opened 1 hour prior. Cherry garnet clear rim. Some game notes mingle with alcohol and dark fruit on the bouquet. Slow atttack, building to a medicinally tinged kirsch mid-palate. Some game notes returning on the moderate final.
This is a bit disjointed and heavy handed. The game notes detract and the alcohol seems high and somewhat prickly.
February 13, 2017 - Nez assez intense, dominé par des notes d'écurie qui ne partiront pas le lendemain. Le fruit est parti, l'acidité est un peu trop saillante, le corps un peu décharné et l'aromatique animale pas très avenante...Sans doute la cuvée des morgon 09 la plus faible chez ce producteur.
December 8, 2016 - This is super-delicious, exactly the sort of wine Beaujolais needs as an apostle, with subtle hints of baking spice shimmering around a lively but welcoming core of fresh berries. In addition to the cinnamon and nutmeg, this has the other telltale signs of Gamay, that almost bubblegum-like grape candy flavor that somehow comes to the fore in a wine with no residual sugar. Time has resolved whatever tannins this wine might once have had, but the fruity mid-palate is still singing strong, powering through to a long finish. As part of Garagiste's $199 Mystery case, this was $17 or so, and phenomenal for that price.
October 30, 2016 - I drink this regularly for years and there were bottles that felt flat, short or little watery. Not tonight. Great freshness, lifted acidity, long finish. Dark red aromas with touch of pleasant bitterness. 5 years ahead at least.
May 25, 2016 - Half hour decant. Pale crimson, clearing at rim. Kirsch cherry and burnt rubber bouquet. High toned, sweet cherry profile with fine drying tannins on a moderate final.
Very nice although I did not pick up on the minerality that others have noted.