After an anthology of 2018, the 2019 which has just recently landed at the SAQ is irresistibly delicious.
The secret in the Lapierre morgons, if I may say that there is one, is the exquisite beauty of the fruit coupled with an elegant structure, a racy background and, above all, a disconcerting accessibility. Another element to highlight: unlike several producers who multiply the cuvées on this flagship appellation of Beaujolais (one of the best of the 12 officially recognized), the Lapierre estate continues to produce, with the exception of one or two confidential cuvées. , a morgon that could be said to be blended, that is to say from all over the appellation. A bit like the Chave family does with its Hermitage cuvée resulting from the assembly of several localities. In addition, the 16 hectares of gamay on the estate are mainly used for morgon, 40% of which is produced in nature. The one available at the SAQ was very slightly sulfur when bottling, hence the little “S” that appears on the back label.
As much the 2018 stood out for its structured youthful side, the 2019 impresses with its juicy and full, almost velvety appearance. Of rare delicacy, it is the perfect example of a wine that “morgone” in reference to the aromatic spectrum such as cherry, violet and wet stone, all complemented by an avalanche of ripe raspberries. It’s a bomb, as the French cousins say! A profile that is reminiscent of 2009, although without the same tannic structure. No need to tell yourself: garrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrh For your information, the magnum is also available. I took three …
Domaine Marcel Lapierre, Morgon 2019, France
$ 37 – SAQ code 11305344 – 13.5% – 1.7 g / L
$ 79 – SAQ code 11673227 (magnum)
$ 204 – SAQ code 11673104 (double magnum)
★★★★ – $$$ 1⁄2
★★★ Very good
More stars than dollars: well worth the price.
As many stars as dollars: worth the price.
Fewer stars than dollars: wine is expensive.