September 30, 2010

Even More Cru Boo For You: 2009 Marcel Lapierrre Morgon

As I said in my post last week, 2009 was a great vintage for Cru Beaujolais. I tore into another bottle this past weekend, the 2009 Marcel Lapierre Morgon.
Morgon is a special piece of land in Beaujolais, the wines from Morgon are far different than the regional, and rather insipid, Beaujolais Nouveau that has penetrated the American market so well. This 2009 was packed with dense, juicy red fruit. There's also clean, stony and earthy elements. That being said, the wine is also quite a monster right now. Really big and powerful palate impression with plenty in reserve. Nice stuff. Compelling wines these '09s.

I picked up the Lapierre for $20 at Tower on Piedmont. Go get some. Drink one now, and bury a couple to try a few years down the road. You won't be disappointed.

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