Morgon Montpelain - 2019 - Domaine Louis Claude Desvignes
Drink Date 2020 - 2033
Reviewed by William Kelley
Issue Date 29th May 2020
Source End of May 2020, The Wine Advocate
Bursting with aromas of raspberries, cherries, sweet soil tones and peonies, the 2019 Morgon Montpelain is medium to full-bodied, rich and fleshy, with abundant but velvety tannins, lively acids and a gourmand core of fruit. This has turned out very well.
As I wrote last year, this 13-hectare domaine produces some of the longest-lived and most serious wines in the Beaujolais. Old vines, cultivated soils, a late harvest and traditional winemaking with whole clusters, long macerations and a submerged cap are the rudiments of the approach. These are inky, saturated reds with plenty of character and structure, and the top cuvées will have no trouble evolving for two decades. Anyone looking to experience the glories of aged Beaujolais shouldn't hesitate to tuck a couple of cases away in the cellar.