August 8, 2012

2011 Marcel Lapierre Morgon

I recently dipped into the newly released 2011 Morgon from Marcel Lapierre, one of my favorite natural winemakers from Beaujolais in France. Cru Boos have been on a bit of a roll with heralded, but controversial, recent vintages. The 2011 shows some light game notes and floral (violets?) scents. There is clear black cherry notes on the palate, but it's not overtly ripe like the 2009. More minerality here, and some iron/tar notes; yet, it's also light on its feet. It's an easy drinking Cru Boo that matches well with just about any food. Around town for about $20.

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